From made in China to created in China

Keane, Michael A. (2006) From made in China to created in China. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(3), pp. 285-296.

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This article provides a macro-perspective on China’s repositioning in the global and regional cultural economy, and in doing so questions the structural impact of past practices on future export aspirations. Whereas most accounts of China's media are predicated on top-down control models, the article proposes a media development framework appropriate to China's aspirations in the first decade of the twentieth-first century. The framework is most relevant to those creative content industries in which sunk costs – that is, one-off costs of creative content development – are more than fifty percent of total outlay. Starting from a low base – and constrained by a legacy of state censorship and widespread intellectual property abuse – China aspires to move from 'made in China' to 'created in China'.

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ID Code: 6205
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China, creative industries
DOI: 10.1177/1367877906066875
ISSN: 1460-356X
Subjects: 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 2006 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:26

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