Abstract：The Chinese culture and western culture share the same thing as well as the differences. To study the differences,author choose the way of analyzing the key words, and choose “modesty”as the key word to check the differences. This article focuses on the differences of the idea of modesty and the activity of showing modesty, as well as the pragmatic strategy and analyze the differences between western culture and Chinese culture. In a word, Chinese people respect others by belittling themselves while western people only respect others.Chinese modesty comes from the regulation of the family clan and is planted in the history of the agricultural society and the western modesty comes from the humility to the God. The civilization of sailing, to acertain extent, had weaken the modesty.
王珊珊,赵春秋. 中西方“谦虚”概念的差异[J]. 辽宁工程技术大学学报(社会科学版), 2015, 17(5): 544-547.
WANG Shanshan,ZHAO Chunqiu. The difference between Chinese and western concept of “modesty”. Journal of Liaoning Technical University), 2015, 17(5): 544-547.