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DAVID BROOKS: The scholar who tied his hair to a ceiling beam

Published 03/02/2013, New York Times

Westerners tend to define learning cognitively while Asians tend to define it morally. Westerners tend to see learning as something people do in order to understand and master the external world. Asians tend to see learning as an arduous process they undertake in order to cultivate virtues inside the self.

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