Digital Culture vs Cultural Originality? (from the experience of preserving Chinese cultural identity)
Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Assoc. Prof., the Department of Philosophy, Banzarov Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Assoc. Prof., Head of Department, the Department of Philosophy, Banzarov Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, Russia. email@example.com
This paper examines the problem of the own cultural identity maintenance in the context of modern processes of globalization, informatization and digitalization, so as the development of digital modernity in China. The article emphasizes such a feature in the process of formation of digital modernity in Chinese society as actualization of tradition in modern digital culture. This feature manifests not as the archaization of culture and restoration of the past but as a harmonious interweaving of the modern with the traditional, the Western with the Chinese. The paper suggests that the possibilities for the synthesis of tradition and innovation are inherent in the very origins of Chinese civilization. The holistic worldview that has been repeatedly considered by the researchers of Chinese culture and philosophy is also of great importance. The authors considered it necessary to reflect the ideology of holism in the form that means ‘to be in agreement, having different views’, ‘striving for harmony while maintaining differences’. The authors note that the reverence for the historical past, the desire to preserve national identity that determines the indicated tendency to actualize traditions in Chinese modernity are supported not only from above (by the policy of strengthening ‘the national spirit’) but also are supported by the population experiencing a feeling of patriotism and pride for its present.
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