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A new modernity? The arrival of ‘creative industries’ in China

Gu, Xin & O'Connor, Justin (2006) A new modernity? The arrival of ‘creative industries’ in China. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(3), pp. 271-283.

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    This article looks at the arrival of ‘creative industries’ within mainstream policy discourse in China. It attempts to situate this ‘modernising’ discourse within the wider historical conflicts around modernity and modernization in China, suggesting that the progressive function of the ‘creative industries’ discourse frequently claimed by its supporters cannot be taken for granted. The article ends by asking some pointed questions about the immediate future of this agenda in China, with particular reference to the large eastern cities.

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    ID Code: 20352
    Item Type: Journal Article
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    Keywords: china, creative cities, cultural and creative industries, modernity, urban policy
    DOI: 10.1177/1367877906066874
    ISSN: 1367-8779
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 SAGE Publications
    Deposited On: 06 May 2009 14:53
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:04

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