What actually is creativity? And what contributes to its conceptualization and development? For decades, these and other questions have fascinated researchers, educators, parents and laypeople alike, and equally so in the East and West. This interesting collection of articles is an attempt at exploring and answering the above questions from both the Eastern and Western perspectives. Readers may find some answers satisfactory, and others bewildering. This is in fact the reality of creativity research and education. It is hoped that readers will share the joy of reading such a road map.
A provocative title. This book compares creativity of East and West. One of its main arguments is that Asians are less creative than their Western counterparts because of their cultural background. A Confucian heritage society suppresses creative behaviour, while Westerners live in a liberal individualistic society that encourages creativity.