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The Great Wall is a symbol of China's great history and culture as well as its ethnocentric ideals.  The Statue of Liberty may be the antithesis of the Great Wall; however, are there any "Great Wall's" in the U.S. that keeps foreigners out?  Something to contemplate.
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What does the Great Wall imply about the Chinese perception of their own culture? Were they open to acculturating the characteristics of foreign cultures or were they simply ethnocentric? Explain.
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