Cultures of Strategies

Different cultures see and represent reality differently. The West was keen on strict realism: “reproduction of the naked anatomy of a body and of realistic visual perspective.”

China was more interested in representing the “emptiness and symbolism of the mind.” Different forms of representation entail different approaches to dealing with reality.

Anatomy and perspective led to confidence in the ability of men to control, reproduce and perfect their own personal reality, which once free would fall in place in natural order, as with market forces.

Read more at “How strategies differ between China and the US”

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