Creative industries in China : four perspectives on social transformation

Keane, Michael A. (2009) Creative industries in China : four perspectives on social transformation. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(4), pp. 431-434.

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In late 2004, the concept of the creative industries arrived in China. It was warmly welcomed in Shanghai then subsequently adopted with some degree of caution in Beijing. In the years since, officials, scholars, practitioners, entrepreneurs and developers have exploited of the idea of creative industries, and a range of associated terms, to construct an alternative vision of an emerging China. In 2009, Li Wuwei, the Director of the Shanghai Creative Industries Association, himself a leading player in national political reform, released a book titled Creativity is Changing China (Chuangyi gaibian Zhongguo), subsequently translated as Creative Industries Are Changing China in English. The paper investigates the uptake of the creative industries in China and asks: can they really change China, or are they just rearranging the cultural landscape in some cities?

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ID Code: 29428
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China, , cultural policy, creativity, , innovation,
DOI: 10.1080/10286630902989019
ISSN: 1028-6632
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Cultural Policy, Volume 15 Issue 4 2009. The International Journal of Cultural Policy is available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2009 04:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:05

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