Harmony is the union of an accompanying musical note to generate a pleasant effect. On the other hand, social harmony addresses intimidating social issues like the rich and poor gap, corruption, and Marxism. A peaceful society is designed to foster more financial and democratic opportunities for citizens and still maintain centralized control. This plan seeks to tackle the economic wealth of China and use it to increase world stage influence (Bin & Vaitkevičius, 2020). This essay will pivot on the focus of the Chinese government on building harmony, impact of religion on society and power of culture to Chinese concepts.
The Focus of the Chinese Government on Building a Harmonious Society
China supports atheism, a lack of belief in God or gods, which contributes to disharmony in Chinese society. The Chinese communist party, an atheist grouping, denies members to practice religion at work (Sundararajan, 2020). In response to this, the president of China suggests that various social concerns, including Marxism and the wealth gap, have to be on the level with economic growth in government policy. He also urges his people to be more driven in recognizing these effects on societal peace. China’s economy has been expanding recently at a rate better than ten percent annually. To maintain these results, the country is trying to focus on societal harmony and religious embracement.
Influences of Societal Harmony and Religion on Chinese Traditions
An essential value in the culture of Chinese is harmony. Chinese believe the universe inherent in peace changes disequilibrium to equilibrium. Chinese religion also shapes culture through three religious teachings, including Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Through these religious systems, there has been an improvement in societal harmony (Miike, 2017). For a tradition to be harmonious, it should be a dialogue between many people, and ancient Chinese culture means the connection between the human body and nature. Harmony in Chinese culture gives ideas for peaceful culture-building to China and other countries. As a society, harmony should be regarded as a method of uniting multiple voices and not as a monologue of a single vote.
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