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Cultural Industries in Shanghai

Policy and Planning inside a Global City

This volume gathers articles by Chinese scholars dealing with developments in Shanghai’s cultural industries over the past thirty years. Like many cities in China and elsewhere, Shanghai has explicitly stated that fostering the creative economy is its top economic and political priority over the next decade. This book examines, among other aspects of Shanghai’s approach to culture, the effects of this policy focus on the city’s creative growth in economic terms.

500 pages | 30 tables, 38 diagrams, 12 illustrations | 7 x 9 | © 2018

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"This substantial work provides an insight into Shanghai’s cultural policies and how they are intertwined with economic, social and cultural development. . . . [It] provides fruitful analysis of case studies covering the film industry, fine art and antiques industry, online gaming industry, cultural finance, digital technologies and the Shanghai international arts festival. . . . It is an insightful and stimulating book that synthesises various cultural sectors into the topic, offering significant detail which feeds into a developmental narrative of Shanghai’s cultural policies. This book contributes to the field of cultural studies, policy studies and urban studies in the Chinese context, examining a series of government policies supporting film, visual art, performing arts, media and technologies. It is a starting point for students, researchers, policy makers and cultural practitioners who hope to develop a more holistic understanding of China’s cultural policy and city planning. The work provides welcome insight into how the Chinese government plays a key role in resolving the tension between social and economic impacts in a 'socialist' market economy."

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