From the cartoon given above, we can observe that there are two people watching Peking Opera. With the actress performing vividly on the stage, the old man is watching attentively. However, the little boy sitting beside does not even cast a glance at the actress and falls sleepy. It is obvious that he shows no interest in Peking Opera.
The cartoon reflects an interesting and usual respect of daily life. However, from a deeper perspectives, it also reveals the gradual loss of traditional culture in modern society. What exactly contribute to this phenomenon ? Possible reasons could be listed as follows: for one thing, quite a few people, especially youngsters, hold that Chinese traditional culture is out-dated and of little use in modern society. Perhaps, from their perspective, traditional culture form the distant past can hardly adapt to or keep pace with the ever-changing new world. Moreover, exotic cultures, to some extent, have also posed a great challenge to the traditional culture of China. As we can see, a large body of people have been attracted by foreign cultures which feature diversity, novelty and richness —Crazy fans of foreign TV programs, electronic products or even ways of life abound in our daily life.
However, no one can deny the significance of Chinese traditional culture. It is the crystallization of Chinese wisdom and civilization. An individual or nation showing no respect to the essence of traditional culture cannot be expected to develop and be stronger. Hence, something could and should be done to reverse the inexorable decline in the emphasis of Chinese traditional culture. (263)
这幅图画反应了日常生活中有趣而又平常的一面。然而，从更为深层的角度来看，它也揭示了现代社会中的传统文化的流失。是什么导致了这个现象?是什么导致了这个现象?可能的理由可以罗列如下：首先，相当多的人，尤其是年轻人，认为中国传统文化在现代社会中过时而且没有什么用了。也许，在他们看来，来自遥远的过去的传统文化几乎是不能适应和跟得上持续变化的新世界的。再者，外来文化也在某种程度上对传统文化造成了巨大的威胁。正如我们所能看见的，相当多的人已经被以多样性、新颖性和丰富性为特征的国外文化吸引了 — 对国外电视节目，电子产品甚至是生活方式狂热的粉丝在我们生活中比比皆是。