Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China

In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts including leading Mainland scholars examine the background to China's cultural and creative industries as well as the challenges ahead.

Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China

Author: Michael Keane

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782549862

Page: 576

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China is at the crux of reforming, professionalising, and internationalising its cultural and creative industries. These industries are at the forefront of China's move towards the status of a developed country. In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts including leading Mainland scholars examine the background to China's cultural and creative industries as well as the challenges ahead. The chapters represent the cutting-edge of scholarship, setting out the future directions of culture, creativity and innovation in China. Combining interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary social and economic theory, the contributors examine developments in art, cultural tourism, urbanism, digital media, e-commerce, fashion and architectural design, publishing, film, television, animation, documentary, music and festivals.

Creative Industries in China

Is the national government really committed to social liberalisation? This engaging book is a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in social change in China.

Creative Industries in China

Author: Michael Keane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745669603

Page: 192

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Creative industries in China provides a fresh account of China’s emerging commercial cultural sector. The author shows how developments in Chinese art, design and media industries are reflected in policy, in market activity, and grassroots participation. Never has the attraction of being a media producer, an artist, or a designer in China been so enticing. National and regional governments offer financial incentives; consumption of cultural goods and services have increased; creative workers from Europe, North America and Asia are moving to Chinese cities; culture is increasingly positioned as a pillar industry. But what does this mean for our understanding of Chinese society? Can culture be industrialised following the low-cost model of China’s manufacturing economy. Is the national government really committed to social liberalisation? This engaging book is a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in social change in China. It draws on leading Chinese scholarship together with insights from global media studies, economic geography and cultural studies.

How Creativity is Changing China

The question Professor Li Wuwei investigates is not 'whether' creativity is changing China - but 'how' creativity is changing China.

How Creativity is Changing China

Author: Li Wuwei

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666571

Page: 160

View: 673

The question Professor Li Wuwei investigates is not 'whether' creativity is changing China - but 'how' creativity is changing China. The outcome will have a profound impact on how China develops and its economic role in the world. Creative industries maintain and protect historical and cultural heritage, improve cultural capital, and foster communities as well as individual creativity. This leads to the improvement of cultural assets of cities, the establishment of city brands and identity, the promotion of the creative economy, and overall economic and social development. In this context, creativity is changing China forever.

Creativity and Its Discontents

Laikwan Pang offers a complex critical analysis of creativity, creative industries, and the impact of Western copyright laws on creativity in China.

Creativity and Its Discontents

Author: Laikwan Pang

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822350823

Page: 299

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Laikwan Pang offers a complex critical analysis of creativity, creative industries, and the impact of Western copyright laws on creativity in China.

The Economic Logic of Chinese Cultural Creative Industries Parks

This book will be of interest to urbanists, scholars of the culture economy, creative industries and China scholars. This book is a novel and inspiring research work on creative industry clusters in China.

The Economic Logic of Chinese Cultural Creative Industries Parks

Author: Vivian Yuan Yuan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 981153540X

Page: 296

View: 457

This book is a novel and inspiring research work on creative industry clusters in China. Seldom has literature on CCIPs dealt with the detailed economic logic and operational methods of a CCIP. The author not only does a detailed comparison of two business models of Cultural-Creative Industries Parks (CCIPs) using classic qualitative methodology through two case studies, Shenzhen OCT-LOFT as a “Culture Highland” model and Guangzhou 289 Art Park as a “Modular System” model, but also proposes a practical 4C model as the business framework for CCIPs. This book will be of interest to urbanists, scholars of the culture economy, creative industries and China scholars.

Chinese Animation Creative Industries and Digital Culture

This book explores the development of the Chinese animation film industry from the beginning of China’s reform process up to the present.

Chinese Animation  Creative Industries  and Digital Culture

Author: Weihua Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351611089

Page: 194

View: 330

This book explores the development of the Chinese animation film industry from the beginning of China’s reform process up to the present. It discusses above all the relationship between the communist state’s policies to stimulate "creative industries", concepts of creativity and aesthetics, and the creation and maintenance , through changing circumstances, of a national style by Chinese animators. The book also examines the relationship between Chinese animation, changing technologies including the rise first of television and then of digital media, and youth culture, demonstrating the importance of Chinese animation in Chinese youth culture in the digital age.

China Cultural and Creative Industries Reports 2013

This collection provides access to up to date, very high quality research and critical perspectives on China’s CCIs on an industry by industry basis.

China Cultural and Creative Industries Reports 2013

Author: Hardy Yong Xiang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364238157X

Page: 160

View: 552

This collection provides access to up to date, very high quality research and critical perspectives on China’s CCIs on an industry by industry basis. Industries dealt with by this collection include: advertising, architecture, art and antiques, computer games, crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, music, performing arts, publishing, software, TV and radio, digital media. The collection combines recently translated work by acknowledged experts on individual sectors of the creative industries from within China with more critical work by internationally-based experts on China’s CCIs and their implications beyond China. The collection draws on the expertise of research academics and of industry based practitioners. China’s Creative and Cultural Industries Reports is a Lens on China providing fresh, new material and perspectives on a key area of cultural and economic development in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Publication in the form of a collection, which could be sold in multiple of traditional and digital formats, either as a volume or as individual reports, makes it possible for readers to select the format most relevant to their interests. ​

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Presenting a detailed set of case studies, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students in the field of cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, media and cultural studies, and Asian studies in general.

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Author: Lorraine Lim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317337271

Page: 388

View: 782

Recent years have witnessed the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia, from the global popularity of the Japanese games and anime industries, to Korea’s film and pop music successes. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players in the global cultural economy, Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand are eager to make a strong mark in the region’s cultural landscape. As the first handbook on CCIs in Asia, this book provides readers with a contextualized understanding of the conditions and operation of Asian CCIs. Both internationalising and de-Westernising our knowledge of CCIs, it offers a comprehensive contribution to the field from academics, practitioners and activists alike. Covering 12 different societies in Asia from Japan and China to Thailand, Indonesia and India, the themes include: State policy in shaping CCIs Cultural production inside and outside of institutional frameworks Circulation of CCIs products and consumer culture Cultural activism and independent culture Cultural heritage as an industry. Presenting a detailed set of case studies, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students in the field of cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, media and cultural studies, and Asian studies in general.

Creativity and Culture in Greater China

This publication unveils creative ideas on knowledge transfer from historical references to commercialization of cultural products.

Creativity and Culture in Greater China

Author: Chi-Cheung Leung

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1626430098

Page: 374

View: 849

This publication unveils creative ideas on knowledge transfer from historical references to commercialization of cultural products. It adopts multidisciplinary, cross cultural, and experimental approaches to study the cultural industries, including art, music, popular culture, psychology, entrepreneurship, and economic studies. These scholarly thoughts and ideas were presented in the two conferences held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in the summer of 2013. The chapters critically evaluate the current situation of the cultural industries and review the underlying relationships between the different sectors in the field. By assessing the development of the cultural industries, the authors hope that market and government intervention can enhance further consolidation and minimize hindrance to the growth of creativity.

The Global Diffusion and Variations of Creative Industries for Urban Development

This is necessary in order to keep the functionality of the notion of creative industries to incorporate location conditions as well as its comparability in different places.

The Global Diffusion and Variations of Creative Industries for Urban Development

Author: Xuan Jiang

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781124965642

Page:

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The emergence of creative industries is accompanied by globalization and the knowledge economy as well as the growing importance of cultural industries (Flew, 2002). The concept of creative industries was formally established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as a national economic development and image changing strategy (DCMS, 1998). Since the concept was born, it has attracted much attention from academics and policy makers and has been largely promoted in countries and cities in the West. The trend still continues. Today, creative industries have been among the fastest growing sectors of the global economy (Cunningham, 2004). During the global diffusion, the concept "creative industries" has varied without a clear definition. It varies across locations and scales with regard to the term, definition, and sectoral combination. Indeed, it varies according to different understandings, preferences, research goals, local conditions and resources, and policy implications. The flexibility for defining creative industries is functional in policy implications, but difficult to undertake in cross-place comparative studies. A universal definition, such as that defined by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2008), which measures creative industries in terms of export, is needed simultaneously. Meanwhile, no matter how creative industries vary, policies supporting their development are similar among countries and regions, with the goals of building a mature market for them. With much academic attention given to Western countries and regions, the situations of the creative industries in Asia remain less known. It is worth exploring creative industries in China, because it is a country of rapid growth and has a leading global economy. With the global framework noted above, the patterns, performances, and problems of using creative industries for urban and economic development in China are examined and evaluated at three urban centers: Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Through intensive literature review and policy scanning at the national level, the following have been explored: (1) the complex diffusion pattern throughout China, (2) the wide variations of creative industries across scales and locations, (3) the ways for defining creative industries, and (4) policies supporting creative industries. Also, government efforts, including cross-department governmental participation, locally determined definitions, and detailed policies and strategies, have been described for the three aforementioned urban centers: Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Further, the various creative industries, including one defined by the Chinese Association of Social Sciences (CASS) as well as those locally defined, have been evaluated. This was done by comparing the CASS definition to that defined by the United Kingdom in addition to comparing the CASS definition to those locally defined in the urban centers of Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. The diffusion pattern of the creative industries has been assessed, also. From most aspects, the study reveals that the current situation of the creative industries in China reinforces those occurring in the world. Throughout China and the world, the strategy for developing creative industries has been widely diffused. These types of industries make positive contributions to economic and urban development. As previously stated, creative industries vary across locations and scales, based on different understandings, preferences, study intentions, local resources, and policy implications. Flexibly defining creative industries is practical in policy-making, but hard for cross-place comparison with regard to economic estimates. In contrast, the UNCTAD definition makes worldwide comparison possible, and the CASS definition makes the nationwide comparison in China possible. At the same time, the one-model-fits-all strategy (i.e., developing the same sector(s) without considering local backgrounds) exists in a large number of places in China and in the world. Policies for developing creative industries are similar. Aiming to establish the mature market for the industries, governments foster enterprises, incubate clusters, attract and retain workforce, brand products, build partnerships, and so on. At the same time, China has its specialties. Policies in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou tend to focus on the supply side of the market and neglect the demand side, which is different from the global trend of fostering both sides of the market. Also, policies in Guangzhou governments emphasize the support for the large-sized enterprises in creative industries, which is contrary to the global trend of supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises. The study supports the viewpoint that coexistence of a locally defined and standard definition is needed. This is necessary in order to keep the functionality of the notion of creative industries to incorporate location conditions as well as its comparability in different places.

China s Creative Industries

The Arrival of “Creative Industries” in China', International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (3), 271–83. Office of the United States Trade Representative ...

China s Creative Industries

Author: Lucy Montgomery

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849804702

Page: 168

View: 716

China's Creative Industries explores the role of new technologies, globalization and higher levels of connectivity in re-defining relationships between producers and consumers in 21st century China. The evolution of new business models, the impact of state regulation, the rise of entrepreneurial consumers and the role of intellectual property rights are traced through China's film, music and fashion industries. The book argues that social network markets, consumer entrepreneurship and business model evolution are driving forces in the production and commercialization of cultural commodities. In doing so it raises important questions about copyright's role in the business of culture, particularly in a digital age. This insightful book will appeal to post-graduate students and academic researchers in China and Asian studies, intellectual property, cultural studies, film, music and fashion studies, cultural economics and innovation management. People working in the creative industries with an interest in devising strategies for expansion into the Chinese market, as well as people working in the creative industries outside China with an interest in developing successful digital strategies, will also find much to interest them in this book.

Labour Policy and Ideology in East Asian Creative Industries

This book addresses some of the questions that have been brought to light by the varied experiences of culture industry workers and consumer publics across East Asia over the past decade.

Labour  Policy  and Ideology in East Asian Creative Industries

Author: Teri J. Silvio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000448932

Page: 122

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This book addresses some of the questions that have been brought to light by the varied experiences of culture industry workers and consumer publics across East Asia over the past decade. For over twenty years, the creative industries have been seen as the engine driving global economic transformation, as a way out of the dilemmas of de-industrialization, and as key to the projection of national soft power. The chapters in this book cover the former ‘Tiger Economies’ of South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, as well as Japan and China, and focus on a number of different industries – cinema, television, graphic design, fashion, and literature. The authors include sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural studies scholars, who approach the topics of creative work, government policy, and entrepreneurial strategy from a variety of perspectives. The chapters examine the varied political, economic, and social structures that influence the development of creative industries within the region and reveal how the careers of creative industry workers in different cities and different industries can vary. They also show how the development of the creative industries can affect many aspects of society, including city planning, policing, democratic politics, and ethnic and national identities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique.

Innovative and Creative Industries in Hong Kong

This is a book not only for policymakers or academics interested in innovative and creative industries but also to students contemplating a career in these areas in Hong Kong, the Greater China and the Asian Region.

Innovative and Creative Industries in Hong Kong

Author: Grace L K Leung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351655019

Page: 226

View: 959

The experience of Hong Kong’s innovative and creative industries and the challenges they face serves as an important case study for other Chinese and Asian cities that are actively developing their innovative and creative industries in the era of globalization. The return of sovereignty over Hong Kong back to China in 1997 has led to both collaboration and competition between the two places in innovative and creative sectors for the Greater China and Asian Regions. Hong Kong has remained unique in spite of the integration, but she has to strike a delicate balance between being simultaneously a Chinese and an international city. This book looks at different innovative and creative industries, such as international art and culture exhibition, innovative technology, digital entertainment, TV and movies, as well as government policy for innovative and creative industries, particularly the changing competitive landscape brought about by the latest Great Bay Area development. Drawing insights from cultural history, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and cultural geography, this book explores the opportunities and challenges of Hong Kong's innovative and creative industries, in particular after the change of sovereignty in 1997. It demonstrates that the city’s legacy, and heavy government input in capital, do not guarantee their sustainable development. This is a book not only for policymakers or academics interested in innovative and creative industries but also to students contemplating a career in these areas in Hong Kong, the Greater China and the Asian Region.

How Creativity is Changing China

The question Professor Wuwei investigates is not "whether" creativity is changing China - but "how" creativity is changing China.

How Creativity is Changing China

Author: Li Wuwei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781849666169

Page: 160

View: 100

The question Professor Wuwei investigates is not "whether" creativity is changing China - but "how" creativity is changing China. The outcome will have a profound impact on how China develops and its economic role in the world. Creative industries maintain and protect historical and cultural heritage, improve cultural capital, and foster communities as well as individual creativity. This leads to the improvement of cultural assets of cities, the establishment of city brands and identity, the promotion of the creative economy, and overall economic and social development. In this context, creativity is changing China forever.

Red Creative

This book brings together multiple strands of debate around the cultural creative industries and contemporary capitalism, China’s position in global capitalism, the future of modernity and new ways of thinking about culture and cultural ...

Red Creative

Author: Justin O'Connor

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789382319

Page:

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This book brings together multiple strands of debate around the cultural creative industries and contemporary capitalism, China’s position in global capitalism, the future of modernity and new ways of thinking about culture and cultural policy. Clearly written and engaging, it is the first study to provide a critical lens on creative industries discourse and to bring it together with detailed historical and social analysis. It analyses the ongoing development of China’s cultural industries, examining the institutions, regulations, interests and markets that underpin the Chinese cultural economy and the strategic position of Shanghai within that economy. Explores cultural policy reforms in post-colonial China and articulates Shanghai’s significance in paving China’s path to modernity and entry to global capitalism. In-depth and illuminating, this book situates China’s contemporary cultural economy in its larger global and historical context, revealing the limits of Western thought in understanding Chinese history, culture and society. This book is aimed at a broad, educated audience who seek to engage more with what is happening in China, especially in the cultural field. It tries to take such an audience outside the standard frame of Western modernity, suggesting the possibility of different historical trajectories and possibilities. Because the book is theoretical and empirical in its approach, it will be of strong interest to both those interested in Chinese cultural policy and the creative industries approach generally. Cultural and creative industries is an increasingly important subject area in Higher Education, with undergraduate and postgraduate programs representing some of the fastest growing areas in arts, humanities and social science faculties. This audience is increasingly global, as this policy debate has now moved outside the Western countries whose economic competitiveness it was meant to promote. It is an agenda promoted by agencies such as UNESCO, UNCTAD, the World Bank, British Council and the Goethe Institute. Primary readership will be academics with a particular interest in Chinese culture, cultural studies, media studies, public policy and management studies, cultural policy, East Asian studies and cultural policy researchers. It will also be relevant to all those interested in China and Chinese’s culture; and those interested in the history of Shanghai and the role it plays in contemporary Chinese culture and politics. Given the current interest in China, it may also be of wider appeal too.

A Research Agenda for Creative Industries

On the other hand, creative industries in China also face challenges from uncertain international environments. While 'One Belt One Road' offers ...

A Research Agenda for Creative Industries

Author: Stuart Cunningham

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788118588

Page: 200

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Interdisciplinary, internationally focused, policy-informed, and strategic, this book sets out agendas for advancing research into creative industries as a productive and innovative intervention in public policy. With contributions from leading scholars, policy and industry specialists, this Research Agenda will be a vital resource for students and academics working in the fields of communication, culture, film and media, geography, business and policy studies, and Internet and social media studies.

Creativity in China

As a main component part of creative industry , both software and animation are also the priorities for Beijing to develop its creative industry .

Creativity in China

Author: 王弦

Publisher: 五洲传播出版社

ISBN: 9787508511368

Page: 141

View: 495

本书介绍了中国的制造工业,媒体工作者,发明创造者,创意城市和创意产业的投资环境.

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Creative. Industries. in. China. In the last two decades, China's economy has been undergoing dramatic growth. As reported by the World Bank, in 1990, ...

Creative Industries and Urban Spatial Structure

Author: Helin Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319166107

Page: 238

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This book explores the dynamics of the interaction between the development of creative industries and urban land use in Nanjing, a metropolis and a growth pole in the Yangtze River Delta. In the last two decades, China's economy has been undergoing dramatic growth. Yet, accompanying with China's economic success is the disturbing environmental deterioration and energy concerns. These issues together with the diminution of the advantage of low-cost labour force present many Chinese cities, particularly big cities specialising in manufacturing in the most developed regions, the urgency to find new approaches to "creative China". As an ancient city featured by abundance of cultural heritages and legacies of heavy industries, Nanjing has been striving for a decade to transform its economy towards a creative economy by cultivating creative industries. In parallel with the flourishing of creative industries are contest for land resources among different interest parties and restructuring of urban land use. Both are new challenges for urban planning. This complex process is examined in this book by an interdisciplinary approach which integrates GIS, ABM, questionnaire investigation and interview.