Creative Industries in Beijing: Initial Thoughts

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  • PRNMS Papers

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  • Creative Industries in Beijing: Initial Thoughts

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  • This article reports on current developments within “creative industries” in Beijing. The article discusses Dashanzi Art District and the Created in China lndustrlal Alliance in relation to such issues as labor, intellectual property regimes, real-estate speculation, hightech development zones, promotional cultures and the global variability of neoliberal capitalrsm. The article maintains that creative industries, as realizations of a policy concept undergoing international dissemination, are most accurately understood as cultural practices in trans-local settings that overlap with larger national and geopolitical forces.

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