This volume gathers articles by Chinese scholars dealing with developments in Shanghai's cultural industries over the past thirty years. Like many cities in China and elsewhere, Shanghai has explicitly stated that fostering the creative economy is its top economic and political priority over the next decade. This book examines, among other aspects of Shanghai's approach to culture, the effects of this policy focus on the city's creative growth in economic terms.
Rong YueMing is dean at the Institute of Literature of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the director of Shanghai Culture Research Center, and adjunct professor and doctoral supervisor in the School of Film and Television Art and Technology at Shanghai University. Justin O'Connor is professor of communications and cultural economy at Monash University and visiting professor in the School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiaotong University.