I wonder what this article from Wired means for digital media in general. For user generated media from different cultures, for the emerging MMORPGs and virtual 3D worlds, for the emerging trend of visualization of the Web (and its data), for Google Earth long term etc. My personal experience in China back in 1996 was the younger generation in China still is focused on family ties and harmony, albeit less than the older generations. Culture is quite inert.
"Asians and North Americans really do see the world differently. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background and taking in the whole scene, according to University of Michigan researchers. The key thing in Chinese culture is harmony, Nisbett said, while in the West the key is finding ways to get things done, paying less attention to others. And that, he said, goes back to the ecology and economy of times thousands of years ago."