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dc.contributor.authorKeane, Michael
dc.identifier.citationKeane, M. 2018. Creativity, Affordances and Chinese Traditional Culture. In You Must Create! Creativity, Shanzhai and Boredom, 100- 110-100- 110. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.

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.

dc.publisherUniversity of Amsterdam Press
dc.titleCreativity, Affordances and Chinese Traditional Culture
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.titleYou Must Create! Creativity, Shanzhai and Boredom
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry (MCASI)
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