Examine and interpret the following quotation: Worldwide, non-Western cultures encountered fundamental challenges to their cultural identities not so much a recentering of culture but the decentering of culture.
In the later nineteenth century and early twentieth century, what would a decentering of culture have meant for a given cultural group? Select from Native American, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, or African and research the impact of Western or European cultures on that group.
What was the selected non-Western culture like prior to the late nineteenth century? How did it change as a result of European expansion? How is this change representative of what Sayre calls a decentering of culture?