" Reciprocity," is a traditional value of the Chinese Culture.
" Representation," is a means towards mutuality.
" the exchange of cultural features that results when groups come into continuous firsthand contact; the original cultural patterns of either or both groups may be altered, but the groups remain distinct. (Kottak 2007)."
Acculturation implies a mutual influence in which elements of two cultures mingle and merge.
In assimilation, the tendency is for the ruling cultural group to enforce the adoption of their values rather than the blending of values.
This in itself is no grounds for reciprocity and /or representation and offers little, or no mutuality.
There will be nations, that are mutually beneficial for representations in greater numbers; than others, who are limited by geographical, economic, climatic and other considered demographics.
There will by the same token, be nations, who choose to associate for representation of the larger Chinese Imperial Gardens; and nations and / or Sister cities, within them, that choose to represent smallerChinese Scholar's Gardens.
This is the cultural diversity, which alloys for greater enjoyment of the peoples of this earth; to experience, through travel - near & far - these wonderful reductions of the nature that surrounds us all.
Germany, for instance;
is embracing, the representation of Chinese gardens in their cities and educational facilities.