Multiple Modernisms: A perspective on contemporary Asian globalism




People say that the Chinese are especially intelligent, I disagree. Chinese success is not primarily the result of intelligence but rather the result of diligence, self-discipline and regulation with hard work. This lifelong process of applying effective and positive pressure from an early age is what the Chinese refer to as ‘the driving force’. Its influences and conditioning is not only affected by particular social, cultural, historical, and family circumstances but also establishes cultural beliefs and values, which in turn, affects life experiences that shape cultural expectations.


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