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
Refereed: Yes
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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 04:53
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:04

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