Examine and interpret the given quotation: 'Worldwide, non-Western cultures faced basic challenges to their cultural identities-not so much a recentering of culture but a decentering of culture' (Sayre, 2010, p.419).
In later nineteenth century and early twentieth 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 or African) and research the impact of the Western or European cultures on that group.
Describe the selected non-Western culture similar to prior to the late nineteenth century? How did it change as an outcome of European expansion? How this change representative of what Sayre is calls a 'decentering' of culture? Be sure to use specific illustrations and details.