Chinese lack of creativity and Confucian and authoritarian culture

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Nov 2014
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It has been said that the reason that China fell behind the west was due to the lack of creativity caused by Confucianism and its authoritarian culture, but China had a lot of inventions during the Song, and its inventiveness only fell behind Western Europe after the Mongol conquest. What accounted for the drop in Chinese innovation after the Song, since the Mongols used Chinese engineers and utilized their talents, so the drop off in Chinese innovations could not have been due to the Yuan.
 
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