International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Short Communication

A reflection on “Christmas fever” in China in the globalizing world

Liping Li* and Gaoyuan Zhang
  Foreign Language School, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210046, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 November 2010
  •  Published: 31 December 2010



Globalization is a natural historical process of communication and interaction on a worldwide basis, which makes a strong impact on and poses a challenge to Chinese national culture. What attitude should the Chinese adopt facing cultural fusion such as the landing of exotic festivals? As a reflection on “Christmas fever” in China in the globalizing world, this paper analyzes some typical viewpoints and points out the – as we think – 'right' attitude towards such a phenomenon. Due to the inevitable globalization trend, it is for China to expect that oriental and occidental civilizations will supplement and learn from each other, which is hopefully the only way for China to revitalize its traditional culture and mature the cultural mentality of its people.


Key words: Reflection, Christmas fever, globalization, China.