ERIC Number: EJ991727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 129
American and Chinese Similarities and Differences in Defining and Valuing Creative Products
Lan, Lan; Kaufman, James C.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v46 n4 p285-306 Dec 2012
This review of the literature explores how Americans and Chinese view creativity and what they expect from creative products. American and Chinese explicit beliefs about creativity (i.e., expert opinions) share many similarities. Implicit beliefs, however, show more divergence: Americans tend to value novelty and more "groundbreaking" types of creativity, whereas Chinese tend to appreciate creativity within constraints, such as reworking a traditional concept. The context of how people respond to creativity obviously varies by culture, although there are also some communal and universal creative ideals.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States