Examine and interpret the given quotation: "Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced basic challenges to their cultural identities, not so much a recentering of culture however a decentering of culture" (Sayre, 2010, p.419).
In the later 19th century and early 20th century, what would a "decentering" of culture have meant for a given cultural group? Choose from among the non-Western cultural groups noted in the text (Native American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and African) and research the impact of the Western or European cultures on that group.
Describe the selected non-Western culture like prior to the late 19th century? How did it change as a result of European expansion? How is this change representative of what Sayre calls a "decentering" of culture? Be sure to use particular illustrations and details.