Art, Design and Media
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
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.