Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

1st Edition

Lorraine Lim, Hye-Kyung Lee

Published December 20, 2018
Reference - 388 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138959927 - CAT# Y207136

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Recent years have witnessed the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia, from the global popularity of the Japanese games and anime industries, to Korea’s film and pop music successes. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players in the global cultural economy, Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand are eager to make a strong mark in the region’s cultural landscape.

As the first handbook on CCIs in Asia, this book provides readers with a contextualized understanding of the conditions and operation of Asian CCIs. Both internationalising and de-Westernising our knowledge of CCIs, it offers a comprehensive contribution to the field from academics, practitioners and activists alike. Covering 12 different societies in Asia from Japan and China to Thailand, Indonesia and India, the themes include:

  • State policy in shaping CCIs
  • Cultural production inside and outside of institutional frameworks
  • Circulation of CCIs products and consumer culture
  • Cultural activism and independent culture
  • Cultural heritage as an industry.

Presenting a detailed set of case studies, this book will be an essential companion for researchers and students in the field of cultural policy, cultural and creative industries, media and cultural studies, and Asian studies in general.

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