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ERIC Number: EJ901319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Exploring the Interactions between Asian Culture (Confucianism) and Creativity
Kim, Kyung Hee
Journal of Creative Behavior, v41 n1 p28-53 First Quarter 2007
According to Csikszentmihalyi (1988), creativity is a very complex interaction among a person, a field, and a culture. In keeping with this approach, a look at Asian culture in relation to its impact on creativity is in order. While people may vary in their native capacity for creativity, it is in the individual's interaction with the macrocosm where creative expression can be found. Therefore, this paper will explore the four principles of Confucianism, and how they compare to creativity research in order to discover how Asian culture influences creativity; and what we can do to enhance our students' creative capacity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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