YOu can limit your culture GROWTH in a number of ways... selling universities, giving cities away, etc. But the current culture score remains, and other cities add to it. My score stands at 107,000, but China is more than half that... I could limit my growth--I am growing slightly faster than her -- or just push for the culture victory. At 2001, dont havemuch time left. I could just take Rome, and end it all..