Creativity and Its Discontents: China’s Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights Offenses

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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.

Pang argues that piracy and counterfeiting embody the intimate connection between creativity and copying. She points to the lack of copyright protections for Japanese anime as the motor of China's dynamic anime culture.


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Description 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.

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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.

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Pang argues that piracy and counterfeiting embody the intimate connection between creativity and copying. She points to the lack of copyright protections for Japanese anime as the motor of China's dynamic anime culture. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about. We have no references for this item.

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