Figures and Tables xi
1 Culture in Flux 12
2 Culture and Creativity 49
3 The Cultural Innovation Timeline 70
4 Desperately Seeking Innovation 97
5 Art 125
6 Design 149
7 Media 177
Stephanie Donald, University of New South Wales
"In this pioneering book, Michael Keane provides a broad introduction to the Chinese discourse of media, arts and design industries. Using substantial fieldwork observation, Keane offers unique insights into the development of concepts of innovation and their relationship with intellectual property, culture, commerce and politics in China."
Anthony Fung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Michael Keane pioneered the study of creative industries in China. This book opens up access to fundamental but hitherto unexplored areas of a young industry whose rise was closely entwined with international lobbying, a burgeoning design culture, and fluctuating policy directives. Nobody can unravel those multi-faceted debates and discourses more deftly than Keane. This is a must read for anybody interested in the future of innovation in China."
Jing Wang, New Media Action Lab, MIT
- An accessible account of China’s emerging commercial cultural sector
- Examines how developments in China’s art, design and media industries are reflected in areas such as policy and grassroots participation
- Raises and debates key questions, including: can culture be industrialised? Is the Chinese government really committed to social liberalisation?
- Valuable resource for students and scholars of Chinese culture and society