Creativity, Affordances and Chinese Traditional Culture
MetadataShow full item record
In this chapter I examine traditional roots of Chinese creativity. I use the concepts of creatio in situ and affordances to show that Chinese creativity is both contextual and relational. I examine the connections between Confucian and Daoist approaches to creativity, nature and the market. I provide a personal view of the trials and tribulations of creativity in China over the past two decades. Finally I show how the concept of affordances provides a new way of understanding Chinese creativity. Persons, things and discourse take on many appearances as time goes by. The manifestation of shanzhai culture in this sense demonstrates such an affordance.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Exploratory innovation, exploitative innovation and employee creativity: the moderation of collectivism in Chinese contextHong, J.; Hou, B.; Zhu, K.; Marinova, Dora (2018)Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between exploratory/exploitative innovation and employee creativity in the Chinese context and how these two relationships can be moderated by an ...
Reid, A.; Bennett, Dawn (2014)Students develop knowledge of themselves, their peers and their creative thinking and practice through a complex set of negotiations and experiences. Most students at a conservatorium enter with a long experience of music ...
Beasley, Kimberley Dolina (2015)This qualitative case study of an early years setting sought young children’s perspectives on what is compelling in natural outdoor play spaces and on the affordances of the elements in the space. Five themes emerged from ...