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A Comparative Study on the Effect of Qi -Lu Cultural Differences on Regional Economic Development in Shandong

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DOI: 10.25236/icbdem.2020.002


Jinqing Zhang

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Jinqing Zhang


There is a close correlation between culture and economy, and economic development of any region is inseparable from cultural factors. Qi-Lu culture, as one of the traditional Chinese cultures, exerts a profound impact on economic development of Shandong. This paper analyzes the similarities and differences between Qi culture and Lu culture, and takes economic development of Jining and Zibo as examples to investigate the characteristics of regional economic development in Shandong Province under the impact of the two cultures. Regional economic development is inseparable from driving force of culture. Traditional culture not only needs to be promoted, but moreover, reformed and innovated. Only in this way can we promote the construction of Shangdong as a strong economic and cultural powerhouse. Culture means a tradition. It is under combined action of factors like a region's unique geographical environment, natural conditions, customs, humanities, history, politics that the region's unique culture is formed[1]. Economy is formed on certain cultural basis. The development of regional economy is inseparable from the driving force of regional culture. In turn, the economy acts on the inheritance and development of culture[2]. The integrated development of culture and economy can not only provide a source of power for economic development, but also carry forward the promotion and prosperity of culture.


Qi-Lu culture; regional economy; cultural powerhouse