Murakamiand Tan are similar in their work in very many different aspects.First of all, they talk about the art of culture and alsomodernization and their balance in the general life development.Secondly, this two great mind talk about the rise of women in thesociety and their role in development despite the two culturesfailure t9o recognize the role of women, especially in economicmatters. Tan, in his first book talk about four different women whogo to the United States to learn American ways and at the same timetheir mothers instilling them with the native Chinese culture.Murakami also narrates how the women in Japan rose in the limelightespecially after the Second World War in corporate management. In hiswork, he also narrates cultural shift after the war that broughtparadigm shift from the culture to modernizations. All these artsappreciate positive cultural shift but also embrace native culturalaspects of Japan and China appropriately despite the change.
TheChinese mother happens to be very strict and as such demand so muchfrom their daughter. On the other hand, this mother takes too long totalk to their daughter on many basic life issues associated withculture, sexuality, and lifestyle. This makes the Chinese womendifficult in adapting to modern culture in life and at the same timedisplay Chinese characters before their mothers. The mothers act asthe agent of instilling the Chinese culture in their daughter and,therefore, in this way represent China. As the representatives of theChinese culture, the Chinese mothers supervise their daughtersindirectly demanding them to act in their culture. That is why theirdaughters strive to behave in the norms of the Chinese culture beforetheir mothers despite being Americanized.
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