Creativity and Its Discontents: China’s Creative Industries by Laikwan Pang

By Laikwan Pang

Creativity and Its Discontents is a pointy critique of the highbrow estate rights (IPR)–based artistic economic system, quite because it is embraced or missed in China. Laikwan Pang argues that the artistic economy—in which creativity is a person asset to be commodified and guarded as property—is an intensification of Western modernity and capitalism at odds with key features of chinese language tradition. however, globalization has forced China to adopt endeavors related to highbrow estate rights. Pang examines China's IPR-compliant industries, in addition to its a number of copyright violations. She describes how China promotes highbrow estate rights in initiatives equivalent to the advance of cultural tourism on the earth background urban of Lijiang, the transformation of Hong Kong cinema, and the cultural branding of Beijing. in the meantime, copyright infringement proliferates, angering foreign exchange organisations. Pang argues that piracy and counterfeiting include the intimate connection among creativity and copying. She issues to the inability of copyright protections for jap anime because the motor of China's dynamic anime tradition. Theorizing the connection among knockoffs and appropriation paintings, Pang deals an incisive interpretation of China's flourishing artwork scene. Creativity and Its Discontents is a clean rejoinder to uncritical celebrations of the artistic economy.

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