Joy Liu Posted almost 2 years ago Why can't I enjoy freedom? Because I am Chinese. No, the level of dissent is not that high as you perceived. By the way, I've checked out the link you left below about the different ways of Eastern and Western education, it's really very very interesting. I love the point that it talks about the intelligence and struggle taught to kids in different cultures. Western children are taught to due their success to their own intelligence, while the Asian kids are taught to concern about struggle. I never realize the differences in such light before. But it doesn't judge a culture as good or bad by these differences, so you can't say eastern education produces students of low creativity just based on this.