How are Chinese cultural traditions practiced in America?
The Chinese community has tried hard to both maintain its cultural traditions and heritage from China, and also to adapt to the U.S. One woman from China said that she feels like she’s “50% Chinese and 50% American.” She also added that most Chinese people are “conservative, peaceful and hardworking, and are trying to find a place to settle down. They would like to learn the culture and way of life here and to blend in.” Food Food is central to Chinese culture both in China and America. At festivals and after worship services or Bible study at the Harrisburg Chinese Alliance Church, there is always traditional food shared by the community. It is sometimes difficult, though, to cook traditional Chinese dishes in homes since there is no Chinese grocery store in the area for cooking needs. The food of other cultures has been picked up as well by Chinese people living in America. Buddhist members of the community maintain vegetarian households. Language Language is one of the easiest thing