Creativity and the arts in Chinese societies

Authored by: Samuel Leong

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

Print publication date:  July  2011
Online publication date:  July  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548892
eBook ISBN: 9780203817568
Adobe ISBN: 9781136730047

10.4324/9780203817568.ch6

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Abstract

The role played by culture in creativity has become increasingly recognised around the world (European Commission, 2009). However, traditional Confucian thinking continues to exert a strong influence on the culture, ethics, politics, religion and philosophy of many East and South-East Asia countries (Ee and Tan, 2008), including their businesses and organisations (Wang et al., 2005). These countries have scored low on the Individualism Index: Hong Kong (25); Singapore, China and Vietnam (20); Korea (18); and Taiwan (17) (Nguyen et al., 2006: 9). This chapter examines some of the misconceptions about Chinese creativity against the backdrop of Confucian thinking and related cultural traditions.

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