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Creativity and Its Discontents is a sharp critique of the intellectual property rights (IPR) – based creative economy, particularly as it is embraced or ignored in China. Laikwan Pang argues that the creative economy — in which creativity is an individual asset to be commodified and protected as property — is an intensification of Western modernity and capitalism at odds with key aspects of Chinese culture. Nevertheless, globalization has compelled China to undertake endeavors involving intellectual property rights. Pang examines China's IPR-compliant industries, as well as its numerous copyright violations. She describes how China promotes intellectual property rights in projects such as the development of cultural tourism in the World Heritage city of Lijiang, the transformation of Hong Kong cinema, and the cultural branding of Beijing. Meanwhile, copyright infringement proliferates, angering international trade organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. Part I: UnderstandIng CreatIvIty
  1. 1. Creativity as a Problem of Modernity
  2. pp. 29-46
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  1. 2. Creativity as a Product of Labor
  2. pp. 47-66
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  1. 3. Creativity as a Construct of Rights
  2. pp. 67-86
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  1. Part II: China’s Creative Industries and IPR Offenses
  1. 4. Cultural Policy, Intellectual Property Rights, and Cultural Tourism
  2. pp. 89-112
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  1. 5. Cinema as a Creative Industry
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 6. Branding the Creative City with Fine Arts
  2. pp. 133-160
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  1. 7. Animation and Transcultural Signification
  2. pp. 161-182
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  1. 8. A Semiotics of the Counterfeit Product
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. 9. Imitation or Appropriation Arts?
  2. pp. 203-230
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 231-260
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 261-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-301
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822394587
Related ISBN
9780822350651
MARC Record
OCLC
1132221615
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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