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The Study of Taiyuan YMCA in View of Comparative Culture

Author ZhangLan
Tutor ChenChunXiang
School Shanxi University
Course Comparative Literature and World Literature
Keywords YMCA Taiyuan YMCA Variance Mis(?)reading
CLC B977
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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This article discusses in the comparative cultural perspective and mainly use the theories and methods of Comparative Literature.The main contents are:investigating the YMCA as a foreign culture, the origin of YMCA and its motives spreading into China, the changes of YMCA after coming to China, and the social and cultural reasons resulted these changes.In order to more clearly understand this cultural phenomenon, this paper takes the specific situation of Taiyuan YMCA to start on.The first part is introduction.It combes other scademicians’research about YMCA, and pointes out that this article discusses in the comparative cultural perspective. The second part introduces the origin ang the essence of the YMCA. The paper pointed out that the YMCA is rooted in the Christian West as the core organization.As the American foreign missionary movement, the YMCA came to China. It pursues the democratic sestem and the autonomous policy. This paves the way for the YMCA’s transformation in China.The third part discusses the Taiyuan YMCA as an example, by combing a lot of historical data, summarizes the debugging from the Taiyuan YMCA under the influence of social and cultural background, and the changes of Taiyuan YMCA after these debugging.The fouth part analyzes the deep social and cultural reasons which result the changes of Taiyuan YMCA,by using the "expectation"theory of Comparative Literature.The article points out, the managers and supporters of Taiyuan YMCA are all Chinese, so Taiyuan YMCA must be by their expectations of direction.The fifth part is the conclusion.It points that Taiyuan YMCA is a product of culture exchange. This culture exchange has a positive effect.

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