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Why do so many modern creative geniuses like Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Charles Darwin hail from the West instead of the East? Why do the Chinese, who were the first people in the world to use paper, printing and gunpowder, lag behind their Western counterparts in modern discoveries and inventions? You can find the answers to these questions and more in this book, which argues that Asians are less creative than their Western counterparts because of their cultural background. Also included are practical pointers on how to be more creative in everyday life.
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Dr. Ng Aik Kwang is an Asian academic which has done a lot of research on culture and creativity. He firmly believes that Asians can be as creative as their Western counterparts in the right environment.Review:
... delightful to read, refreshing, informative, provocative. -- Professor David Y.F. Ho, University of Hong Kong
... stimulating reading for all Westerners and Easterners alike. -- Professor Elwyn Thomas, University of London
...a thought-provoking book which raises important issues for the 21st century. -- Associate Professor Ian Smith, University of Sydney
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