Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781789382303 Will Publish December 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $32.50 ISBN: 9781789383218 Will Publish December 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Red Creative

Culture and Modernity in China

Justin O'Connor and Xin Gu

Red Creative

Justin O'Connor and Xin Gu

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Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781789382303 Will Publish December 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $32.50 ISBN: 9781789383218 Will Publish December 2020 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

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.

Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Unknown Knowns Chapter 2: The Creative Industries and the China Challenge Chapter 3: Culture, Modernity and the Nation-State Chapter 4: Shanghai: Cultural Industries and Modernity Chapter 5: Post-Reform China and Neoliberalism Chapter 6: China as a Civilizational State Chapter 7: Shanghai: Creative City Chapter 8: Reforming the Culture System Chapter 9: Creative Subjects
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