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Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in China

Edited by Michael Keane, Curtin University, Australia
China is at the crux of reforming, professionalising, and internationalising its cultural and creative industries. These industries are at the forefront of China’s move towards the status of a developed country. In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts including leading Mainland scholars examine the background to China’s cultural and creative industries as well as the challenges ahead.

The chapters represent the cutting-edge of scholarship, setting out the future directions of culture, creativity and innovation in China. Combining interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary social and economic theory, the contributors examine developments in art, cultural tourism, urbanism, digital media, e-commerce, fashion and architectural design, publishing, film, television, animation, documentary, music and festivals.
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78254 985 7
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China is at the crux of reforming, professionalizing, and internationalizing its cultural and creative industries. These industries are at the forefront of China’s move towards the status of a developed country. In this comprehensive Handbook, international experts including leading Mainland scholars examine the background to China’s cultural and creative industries as well as the challenges ahead.

The chapters represent the cutting-edge of scholarship, setting out the future directions of culture, creativity and innovation in China. Combining interdisciplinary approaches with contemporary social and economic theory, the contributors examine developments in art, cultural tourism, urbanism, digital media, e-commerce, fashion and architectural design, publishing, film, television, animation, documentary, music and festivals.

Students of Chinese culture and society will find this Handbook to be an invaluable resource. Scholars working on topics related to China’s emergence and its cultural aspirations will also find the themes discussed in this book to be of interest.
‘Michael Keane has compiled an impressive collection of essays that offers the most up-to-date appraisal of the state of cultural and creative industries in China by both western and Chinese academics and commentators. A must-read for anyone who is interested in keeping up with the ongoing transformation of China’s cultural and creative sphere.’
– Ying Zhu, Author of Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television

‘Local stakeholders ranging from government to corporate entities and individual operators have interacted to produce a distinctively Chinese way of doing and talking about cultural and creative industries. This rich collection of lucid essays steps up to the challenge, making it the perfect entry point for understanding the rhetoric and practices of this increasingly crucial sector of the Chinese economy.’
– Chris Berry, King's College London, UK
Contributors: R. Bai, M. Cheung, Y. Chu, P. Chung, J. Dai, J. De Kloet, A.Y.H. Fung, L. Gorfinkel, M. Guo, E.C. Hendriks, C.M. Herr, C. Hing-Yuk Wong, V. Ho, Y. Huang, M. Keane, W. Lei, H. Li, W. Li, Y. Li, B. Liboriussen, T. Lindgren, R. Ma, L. Montgomery, E. Priest, Z. Qiu, X. Ren, F. Schneider, W. Sun, M.A. Ulfstjerne, J. Wang, Q. Wang, H. Wu, B. Yecies, L. Yi, N. Yi, X. Zhang, E.J. Zhao, J. Zheng

Contents:

Foreword
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

1. Introduction
Michael Keane

PART I THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES RECONSIDERED
2. Doing Chinese Cultural Industries: A Reflection on the Blue-book Syndrome and Remedy Paradigm
Zitong Qiu

3. The Ten Thousand Things, the Chinese Dream and the Creative Cultural Industries
Michael Keane

4. The Makers are Coming: China’s Long Tail Revolution
Jing Wang

5. Balinghou and Qilinghou: Generational Difference and Creativity in China
Bjarke Liboriussen

6. The Artyficial Paradise: Municipal Face-work in a Chinese Boomtown
Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

PART II ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT, IDEOLOGY AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FACING THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN CHINA
7. Editor’s Introduction
Michael Keane

8. The Cultural Industries in China: A Historical Overview
Xiaoming Zhang

9. The Challenges of China’s Culture ‘Going to the World’
Wuwei Li

10. Chinese Culture ‘Going Out’: An Overview of Government Policies and an Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities for International Collaboration
Huailiang Li

11. Ethnic Cultural Industries and the ‘One Place, One Product Strategy’
Na Yi

12. Globalization and Ethnic Grounded Cultural Creativity in Yunnan
Yan Li and Ying Huang

13. Cultural Organizations in China: Creating Digital Platforms for Success
Marina Guo

PART III TRADITIONAL CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY SECTORS IN FLUX
14. Editor’s Introduction
Michael Keane

15. The Cultural Governance of Mass Media in Contemporary China
Florian Schneider

16. The Regionalization of Co-Production in the Film Industries of Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China
Peichi Chung and Lianyuan Yi

17. Chinese Transnational Cinema and the Collaborative Tilt Toward South Korea
Brian Yecies

18. Chinese Documentary: Towards Commercialization
Yingchi Chu

19. The Urban-Rural Divide in China’s Cultural Industries: The Case of Chinese Radio
Wei Lei, Lauren Gorfinkel and Wanning Sun

20. Animation Industries in China: Managed Creativity or State Discourse?
Anthony Y-H Fung and Vicky Ho

21. From ‘Nothing to My Name’ to ‘I am a Singer’: Market, Capital, and Politics in the Chinese Music Industry
Qian Wang and Jeroen De Kloet

22. China’s Self-Help Industry: American(Ized) Life Advice in China
Eric C. Hendriks

PART IV ASSESSING DIGITAL LIVES, CONSTRUCTING CREATIVE FUTURES
23. Editor’s Introduction
Michael Keane

24. Copyright in China’s Digital Cultural Industries
Lucy Montgomery and Eric Priest

25. Commercial and Digital Transformation of Chinese Television
Ruoyun Bai

26. Between Sustaining and Disruptive Innovation: China’s Digital Publishing Industry in the Age of Mobile Internet
Xiang Ren

27. Getting Connected in China: Taming the Mobile Screen
Elaine Jing Zhao

28. The E-commerce Revolution: Ensuring Trust and Consumer Rights in China
Ming Cheung

29. Elderly People and the Internet: A Demographic Reconsideration
Huan Wu

PART V RECALIBRATING SPACE, TRADITION AND REGIONAL IDENTITY
30. Editor’s Introduction
Michael Keane

31. Between Contemporary and Traditional: The Ongoing Search for a Chinese Architectural Identity
Christiane M. Herr

32. Chinese Fashion Designers: Rebuilding from the Centre of the World
Tim Lindgren

33. Spectacles, Showcases, Marketplaces (and Even Public Spheres): Chinese Film Festivals as Cultural Industries
Ran Ma and Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

34. Who is the Knowledge Gatekeeper in the Creative Cluster? A Case Study of Guangdong Industrial Design City
Juncheng Dai and Michael Keane

35. A Comparative Perspective on the Industrialization of Art in the Republican Period in Shanghai and Today’s Creative Industry Clusters
Jane Zheng

Index