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1st Edition

Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

Edited By

Jo Caust

ISBN 9780815364290
Published January 3, 2018 by Routledge
220 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models of leadership and management. This book presents a range of case studies of arts and cultural leadership across a large number of Asian countries. Besides examining different cultural frameworks and contexts, the book considers different cultural approaches to leadership, discusses external challenges and entrepreneurialism, and explores how politics can have a profound impact. Throughout the book covers different art forms, and different sorts of arts and cultural organisations.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jo Caust  Part 1: Politics, Art and Culture  1. Contesting Artistic Leadership in the Global City Terence Chong  2. Re-negotiating the Arts in China: Creating a New Space Luqiang Qiao  3. Growing into Failure: The Hong Kong Arts Development Council Oscar Ho Hing-kay  4. Interlocution and Engagement: Cultural Public Sphere and Culture Policy in Taiwan Hsin-tien Liao  Part 2: Integrity, Adaption and Entrepreneurialism  5. Cultural Leadership: The Play of the Indigenous and the Contemporary: Two Case Studies from Bandung City, Indonesia Sonny Rustiadi and Isti R. Mirzanti  6. Leadership in a Transition Period: The Case of Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theatre in Vietnam Thuy Do  7. A New Concept of Organizational Structure and Leadership Practice at Bishaud Bangla in Chittagong: the Challenges and the Potential Alam Khorshed  8. The Studio Safdar Story Sudhanva Deshpande  Part 3: Institutions, Cultures, Collaborations and Individuals  9. Dual Roles – Collaborative Leadership in a Newly Developed Music Ensemble: A Case Study from Hong Kong Leung Chi-cheung and Ka Yan Tung  10. Private Public: The Independent Indian Art Museum as Catalyst Anupa Mehta  11. On Your Toes: Perception of Leadership Influences in Dance Companies in Singapore Suyin Chew and Leonie Hallo  12. Different Cultures but Similar Contexts: Leadership of Major Performing Arts Centres Jo Caust  13. Strategic Leadership and Management in China's Music Publishing Industry: A Case Study of the Shanghai Music Publishing House John Li  14. Rise of a Choral Director: The Case of an Asian Cultural Leader Sun-man Tseng  15. Vive la Différence! Taking Advantage of Cultural Difference in International Arts Exchanges with Asia Alison Carroll

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Jo Caust is a very experienced arts consultant based in Melbourne, Australia, working with a wide range of organisations in Australia and Asia. Previously she was an Associate Professor and Director of the Arts and Cultural Management Program at the University of South Australia, and before that worked in the arts sector as an arts practitioner, arts manager and consultant. She is also a Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne, author of two previous books on arts management, and the Managing Editor of the online academic journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management.