Cultural Syncretism: Africa, the Americas, China & India

Compare and contrast the legacies of cultural syncretism in Africa and the Americas with the resistance to cultural change Westerners encountered in China and India. Had syncretism not occurred in the Americas, how might modern culture be different? If cultural syncretism had taken root during early encounters in China or India, how might they be different today?

Solution Summary

The solution is a 1,659 word narrative in the form of a sample essay that provides insight, advice, information and guidance to help students tackle the original task of comparing and contrasting legacies of cultural syncretism in Africa and the Americas as well as the resistance to cultural change presented in China and India against Westerners and their culture. Additionally, it weighs the problem of what America might be like today had syncretism not occurred. Same is done on China and India but the opposite scenario - if syncretism had occurred there, how might it be different today? References are listed for further exploration of the topic. An MSWord version of the solution is also attached.