Creativity and the arts in Chinese societies

Samuel LEONG, Bell YUNG

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The role played by culture in creativity has become increasingly recognized around the world. However, traditional Confucian thinking continues to exert a strong influence on the culture, ethics, politics, religion, philosophy of many East and South-East Asia countries including their businesses and organisations. These countries have scored low on the Individualism Index: Hong Kong (25); Singapore, China and Vietnam (20); Korea (18); and Taiwan (17). This sessions examines some of the misconceptions about Chinese creativity against the backdrop of Confucian thinking and related cultural traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Leong, S., & Yung, B. (2011, May). Creativity and the arts in Chinese societies. Paper presented at the Creativity in Cantonese Opera: An international symposium, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.


  • 中國藝術之創意


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