Written by a recognized international scholar in the China media field, this book analyzes China’s creative economy and how television, animation, advertising, design, publishing and digital games are reshaping traditional understandings of culture.

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Written by a recognized international scholar in the China media field, this book analyzes China’s creative economy and how television, animation, advertising, design, publishing and digital games are reshaping traditional understandings of culture.

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Michael Keane is Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His most recent book (co-authored with Anthony Fung and Albert Moran) is New Television, Globalization and the East Asian Cultural Imagination (2006). He is co-editor of Television across Asia: Television Industries, Programme Formats and Globalisation (Routledge); and Media in China: Consumption, Content and Crisis (Routledge).

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction: Created in China Part 1: Culture and Civilisation 1. The Innovation Ecology: The Chinese Century Discourse and the Problems of Academic Categorisation 2. Territory, Technology and Taste: The Role of Institutions, Trade, Talent and Migration 3. The Culture-Knowledge Economy: A Short History of Cultural Markets in Traditional China 4. Revolution, Reform and Culture in Modern China: How Nation Building Trapped Innovation 5. Culture Goes to Market: The Debates in the 1980s and 1990s About the Role of Culture Part 2: From Made in China to Created in China 6. Innovation, Creative Economy and Catch-Up: From Cultural to Creative Industries (2003 – 2006) 7. Cities and the Creative Field: The Global Discourse of Clusters and Innovation 8. In Search of China’s New Clusters: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing 9. Reality TV, Post-Collectivism and the Long Tail: The Propensity to Copy and the Impacts of Copyright 10. Branding, Franchising and Licensing: Looking for New Business Models in Animation, Advertising and Digital Content 11. The Chinese Dragon and Cultural Re-Conversion: Exploring the Heartlands of Chinese Culture: The Great Wall, the Shaolin Temple and the Hengdian World Studios 12. The Great New Leap Forward? Reassessing the Evidence: Is it all a Dream? Appendix 1: China’s Cultural and Creative Industries: Table of Regulatory Powers and Functions. Appendix 2: Aggregated Data on China’s Media and Cultural Industries

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