1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Edited By Lorraine Lim, Hye-Kyung Lee Copyright 2019
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    406 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction Part I State Policies 1. Creating within constraints: creative industries policy in Malaysia, Thomas Barker and LEE Yuen Beng Adrian 2. Creative industries policy in Thailand: a story of rise and demise, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs 3. Governance and policy development of creative and cultural industries in Japan, Christian Morgner 4. The artrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore: enable and inhibit the creative economy, Can-Seng Ooi and Roberta Comunian 5. Challenges in developing the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) of Taiwan - the issue of local context in cluster policy, Pei-Ling Liao and Caroline Chapain 6. Creative industries with Chinese characteristics: a comparative analysis of public funding for culture in three Chinese cities, Ken Wang 7. Probing the cultural turn in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei: the moments of triumph and despair, Kristina Karvelyte Part II Producers and Production 8. The negotiated creative autonomy in the organization-based TV labor market, Chairin An 9. Brain drain or brain gain: examining the talent networks in audiovisual coproduction between Taiwan and China, Hsiao-Ling CHUNG 10. Contemporary Chinese creatives as literati, Bjarke Liboriussen, Joaquin Lopez-Mugica and Andrew White 11. Production consortium system in Japanese film financing, Nobuko Kawashima 12. Creative milieu in China – ‘disjuncture’ in the global cultural economy, Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu 13. Having played with swords: trajectories of Singapore-China co-productions of Historical Fiction television dramas, Liew Kai Khiun and Yao Yiming 14. South Korea’s creative industry markets: looking beyond 2020 to a rising creative economy, Brian Yecies and Aegyung Shim Part III Consumption and Circulation 15. Sell your loneliness: Mukbang culture and multisensorial capitalism in South Korea, Yeran Kim 16. Classic or farce? Making a spectacle of the ‘Anti-Japan drama’, 2000-2015, Ruth Y.Y. Hung and Q.S. Tong 17. Transformations of state television production, consumption and regulation in Vietnam, Chi Thong Ma and Catherine Earl 18. Four dimensions of regionalization: Japanese popular culture in East Asia, Nissim Otmazgin 19. The Roles of international art fairs in Hong Kong in facilitating the production and consumption of contemporary art in Asia: Art Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, Silvia Fok Part IV. Cultural Activism, Diversity and Independent Culture 20. Indie phenomenon and the creative industries in Thailand, Viriya Sawangchot 21. Young, creative, and independent: Cinema Lovers Community (CLC) Purbalingga and its strategies to enliven independent film making in Indonesia, Novi Kurnia 22. Collaborative DIY approach to creativepreneurship: taking charge of (own) future, Dina Dellyana and Sonny Rustiadi 23. Creative industries as tool for cultural resistance in Indonesia, Savitri Sastrawan, Salfitrie R. Maryunani and Sonny Rustiadi 24. Culture, digitalization and diversity: Asian perspectives, Hye-Kyung Lee and Lorraine Lim Part V Heritage and Cultural Market 25. Consuming Indian-ness: anxieties about the nation, handicrafts, and artisans in contemporary India, Sowparnika Balaswaminathan and Thomas Evan Levy  26. Negotiating cultural industries: a case study from Cambodia, Frances Rudgard and Phloeun Prim 27. Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Philippines, Jason Vitorillo and Maria Sharon Mapa Arriola


    Lorraine Lim was Lecturer in Arts Management at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She co-edited Cultural Policies in East Asia (2014) and co-wrote a report for UNESCO on the impact of digitalisation on culture in East Asia (2015).

    Hye-Kyung Lee is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, UK. Her recent publications include Cultural Policy in South Korea (2018, Routledge) and Asian Cultural Flows (2018).