Re-Imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia

Editors: Gu, Xin, Lim, Michael, O'Connor, Justin (Eds.)

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  • Re-defines what it means to be an Asian creative city
  • Situates Asian creative cities as sites for political, cultural and social conflicts in the new ‘Asian century’
  • Explores how Asian cities have rapidly transformed and regenerated themselves
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About this book

This book responds to the lack of Asian representation in creative cities literature. It aims to use the creative cities paradigm as part of a wider process involving first, a rapid de-industrialisation in Asia that has left a void for new development models, resulting in a popular uptake of cultural economies in Asian cities; and second, the congruence and conflicts of traditional and modern cultural values leading to a necessary re-interpretation and re-imagination of cities as places for cultural production and cultural consumption. Focusing on the ‘Asian century’, it seeks to recognise and highlight the rapid rise of these cities and how they have stepped up to the challenge of transforming and regenerating themselves. The book aims to re-define what it means to be an Asian creative city and generate more dialogue and new debate around different urban issues.


About the authors

Xin Gu, is part of the UNESCO Expert Facility, supporting the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity (2019-2022). She was Director of the Master of Cultural and Creative Industries at Monash University, Australia.

Michael Kho Lim is Lecturer of Media and Cultural Policy at Cardiff University, UK. He authored Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution (2019). He is also an independent film producer and has extensive experience in the management of cultural and creative industries.

Justin O’Connor is Professor in the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia. He is also Visiting Professor in the School of Cultural Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He was in the UNESCO Expert Facility, supporting the 2005 Convention.


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“This is a unique book with an exceptional range of topics, and written by a range of contributors with significant access to Asian cities. From Chiang Mai to Mumbai, and Shanghai to Tokyo, it covers the most contemporary and compelling aspects of the urban economy-culture nexus. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in the urban, culture, governance, globalisation and the enduring politics of economic growth. Wholeheartedly recommended.” (Jonathan Vickery, Director, Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick, UK)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia
Editors
  • Xin Gu
  • Michael Lim
  • Justin O'Connor
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46291-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46291-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46290-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 305
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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