Ever so Hidden Dragon
by Samuel Jones
In Cultural Diplomacy, we argued that we need to start thinking about cultural literacy, and how we build not only greater awareness of the many cultures that we encounter, but also to take that beyond simply informing of facts to providing skills to accommodate and respond to them in every situation, everyday or institutional, in which we meet them. One of the ways we could go about doing this is through building engagement with everyday culture from around the world.
In that light, this article in The Guardian, whihc points out the gap between ideas of China's importance in the world today, and general knowledge of its contemporary and everyday culture makes for interesting reading.