Evaluate and interpret the given quotation: 'Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced fundamental challenges to their cultural identities-not so much a recentering of culture but a decentering of culture' (Sayre, 2010, p.419).
In the later 19th century and early 20th century, what would a 'decentering' of culture have intended for the given cultural group? Select from among the non-Western cultural groups noted in the text (Native American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and African) and research the impact of Western or European cultures on that group.
What was the chosen non-Western culture similar to prior to the late 19th century? How did it modify as an outcome of European expansion? How this change representative of what Sayre is calls a 'decentering' of culture? Be sure to employ specific exs and details.