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the culture of Thailand and China: Compare and contrast


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Mar 24, 2011, 06:56am   #
Topic: compare and contrast the culture of Thailand and China

The first cultural difference between Thailand and China relates to customs. To begin with, both countries are different in relation to festival. Thailand has water-sprinkling festival, which is beginning in13rd April and ending in 15th April. People in Thailand sprinkle water to each other as a ceremony. The reason why people celebrate water-sprinkling festival is to make themselves cool because the weather in Thailand always hot and humid. Theresa, China has spring festival, which is starting in 1st January and finishing in 15th January of Chinese Colander. The way people how to celebrate is to set off fireworks, visit relatives and give wishes to each other. Furthermore, the two countries' people have distinct sense of customs. Just unlike the same sense of customs for Thai people, Chinese people believe that the feeling of customs have changed since they grown up, it has become boring. To sum up, Thailand and China have a large difference in customs.

Mar 26, 2011, 10:46pm   #
The first cultural difference between Thailand and China relates to customs. To begin with, both countries are different in relation to festival. Thailand has water-sprinkling festival, which is beginning begins in from the 13rd April and endsing in on the 15th April. People in Thailand sprinkle water to on each other as a part of this ceremony cultural event.The reason why people celebrate water-sprinkling festival is to make themselves cool because the weather in Thailand is always hot and humid.
-------------------- Since you are expected to contrast the cultural differences of the two countries, include a statement to say that China does not have this kind of festival or they celebrate this event in a different way (if they do). With my little knowledge about Thai cultural events (I may be wrong), I believe this festival has something to do with Thai new year (Soorya Songkranth), isn't it? For sure I know that this is the harvesting time for South and Southeast Asian countries and also according to their astrological beliefs, the Sun travels from House of Pisces to Aries which they consider as the beginning of their traditional New Year. As you say, this period is pretty hot and many new year celebrations are based on water activities. In contast, the Chinese New Year, Chinese loonar new year, is based on the loonar calander and celebrated much earlier in the year (January to February) It is a spring festival. .
Mar 27, 2011, 04:15am   #
Thank you! It realy helps! Here is the second and thid part of bady
The second area of cultural difference between Thailand and China concerns education. First of all, Thailand and China have different school fees. For example, Thai students have to pay a significant number of money for primary school, middle school and high school, while Chinese students are free. Second, both countries' student do not...

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Dear De Silva:
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I strongly feel how childish and poor my writing.

No, it does not seem childish. It seems like the writing of a bilingual person. In the 21st century, a bilingual person is more effective than a monolingual person who writes in a conventional way. Your way is better!

...pay a significant number amount of money for primary school, middle school and high school, while ...

Chinese students are receive their education for free.

Second, both countries' students do not have the same amount of time for studying in school.

In spite of these two differences, there is a cultural similarity between Thailand and China, and this similarity has something to do with lifestyle.

... people were more peaceful and relaxed, and so were Chinese people.

Moreover, both countries' people have alike similar activities after work.

:-) nice!! You do not have many errors!
Mar 29, 2011, 06:35am   #
This is the main body I correct. Can anyone help me to check? Thank you very much!


The first cultural difference between Thailand and China relates to customs. To begin with, both countries are different in relation to the type of festivals. For example, Thailand has a water-sprinkling festival, which begins from the 13th April and ends on the 15th April. People in Thailand sprinkle water on each other as a part of this cultural event. The reason why people celebrate the water-sprinkling festival is to make themselves cool because the weather in Thailand is always hot and humid. In contrast, China has a spring festival, which is starts from the January 1st and finishes the January 15th based on the Chinese Calendar. The way people celebrate is by setting off fireworks, visiting relatives and giving wishes to each other. For the sake of harvesting time, people celebrate the spring festival. Furthermore, people from both countries place different importance on customs. For instance, Thai people believe that the importance of customs what they really enjoy never change, whereas, Chinese people think that the importance of customs had changed since they grown up, it had become boring. To sum up, Thailand and China have a large difference in customs.

The second area of cultural difference between Thailand and China concerns education. First of all, based on different education system, Thailand and China have different school fees. For example, Thai students have to pay a significant amount of money for primary school, middle school and high school, while Chinese education for students is free. Second, students in both countries have different time for studying in school. For instance, Thai students need to study at school from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Unlike Chinese students, they have to go to school from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. Furthermore, students' holidays are different in these two countries. For example, Thai students just have 2 months summer holidays. However, Chinese students have two holidays: one is a one and a half months summer holiday; and the other is a one month winter holiday. In conclusion, the situation of education in Thailand differs from China.

In spite of these two differences, there is a cultural similarity between Thailand and China, to do with lifestyle. Firstly, because of cultural globalization, they both have the same pace of life. For example, not only Thai people but also Chinese people walk very fast and generally look busy. Secondly, due to locate in Asia, compared to the past, Thailand and China have experienced similar changes in lifestyle. For instance, in the past, Thai people were more peaceful and relax, so were Chinese people. Moreover, people from both countries engage in the same activities after work. For example, people in Thailand prefer to go to bars after work; similarly, Chinese people like to have fun in pubs. Finally, people from both countries are not satisfied with their life; they both are willing to change. For instance, both Thai people and Chinese people want to get the perfect they like because they always complain the salary and the workplace are not good enough. In conclusion, lifestyle is a common point of similarity between Thailand and China.
First of all, based on different education system, Thailand and China have different school fees.
It is not necessary. You only repeated the idea of your first sentence.

In spite of these two differences, there is a cultural similarity between Thailand and China, in terms ofto do with lifestyle.

Secondly, due to locate to the location in Asia, compared to the past, Thailand and China have experienced similar changes in lifestyle.
I don't see the use of your infinitive verb.

Moreover, people from both countries engage in the same activities after work. For example, people in Thailand prefer to go to bars after work; similarly, Chinese people like to have fun in pubs.
Don't overdo transitions.

Finally, people from both countries are not satisfied with their life; they both are both willing to change.
I think it's much better to understand this way.

In conclusion, lifestyle is a common point of similarity between Thailand and China.
Maybe use another word. It is vague.

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Well, done benchu. Keep it up!



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