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Red creative : culture and modernity in China

Author: Justin O'Connor; Xin Gu, (Lecturer in communications and media studies)
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2020.
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"Red Creative is an exploration of China's cultural economy over the last twenty years, particularly through the lens of its creative hub of Shanghai. The research presented here raises questions about the nature of contemporary "creative" capitalism and the universal claims of Western modernity, offering new ways of thinking about cultural policy in China. Taking a long-term historical perspective, Justin O'Connor  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Connor, Justin.
Red creative.
Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2020
(OCoLC)1200754700
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin O'Connor; Xin Gu, (Lecturer in communications and media studies)
ISBN: 1789383218 9781789383218 1789382300 9781789382303 1789382319 9781789382310
OCLC Number: 1146298102
Description: ix, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : unknown knowns --
The creative industries and the China challenge --
Culture, modernity and the nation-state --
Shanghai : cultural industries and modernity --
Post-reform China and neo-liberalism --
China as a civilizational state --
Shanghai : creative city --
Reforming the culture system --
Creative subjects.
Responsibility: Justin O'Connor and Xin Gu.

Abstract:

"Red Creative is an exploration of China's cultural economy over the last twenty years, particularly through the lens of its creative hub of Shanghai. The research presented here raises questions about the nature of contemporary "creative" capitalism and the universal claims of Western modernity, offering new ways of thinking about cultural policy in China. Taking a long-term historical perspective, Justin O'Connor and Xin Gu analyze the ongoing development of China's cultural industries, examining the institutions, regulations, interests, and markets that underpin the Chinese cultural economy and the strategic position of Shanghai within it. Further, the authors explore cultural policy reforms in post-colonial China and articulate Shanghai's significance in paving China's path to modernity and entry to global capitalism. In-depth and illuminating, Red Creative carefully situates China's contemporary cultural economy in its larger global and historical context, revealing the limits of Western thought in understanding Chinese history, culture, and society"--Back cover.

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Red Creative is a stunning piece of synthetic scholarship. It's an essential overview of the limitations of major bodies of western thought in understanding Chinese history, culture and society, Read more...

 
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