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How did vietnam retain its own identity despite adapting much if China's culture?

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In Vietnam, common people embraced Buddhism by adapting it to fit their own culture even after adapting Chinese culture. They also developed their own political identity.

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Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures. The area in which the culture is dominant covers a large geographical region in eastern Asia with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns. Important components of Chinese culture include literature, music, visual arts, martial arts, cuisine, religion etc.

Today there are 56 distinct recognized ethnic groups in China. In terms of numbers however, Han Chinese is by far the largest group. Throughout history, many groups have merged into neighboring ethnicities or disappeared. At the same time, many within the Han identity have maintained distinct linguistic and regional cultural traditions. The term Zhonghua Minzu has been used to describe the notion of Chinese nationalism in general.]citation needed[ Much of the traditional identity within the community has to do with distinguishing the family name.

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