Creative industries in China : art, design and media

Keane, Michael A. (2013) Creative industries in China : art, design and media. China Today Series, 4. Wiley (Polity Press), United Kingdom.

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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.

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Item Type: Book
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Michael Keane is Associate Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of China’s New Creative Clusters: Governanance Human Capital and Investment (2011) , and Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward (2007).

An accessible account of China’s emerging commercial cultural sector
Examines how developments in China’s art, design and media industries are reflected in areas such as policy and grassroots participation
Raises and debates key questions, including: can culture be industrialised? Is the Chinese government really committed to social liberalisation?
Valuable resource for students and scholars of Chinese culture and society

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Chapter 1: Culture in flux
Chapter 2: Culture and creativity
Chapter 3: The cultural innovation timeline
Chapter 4: Desperately seeking innovation
Chapter 5: Art
Chapter 6: Design
Chapter 7: Media

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ISBN: 9780745661001
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wiley.
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2013 05:27
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 15:13

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