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Making China a Creative and Innovative Nation by 2020

15 October 2012 (18:00-20:30)

Institute for Creative and Digital Cultures (ICDC), and Division of International Communications (IC) is proud to have Professor Michael Keane, research professor, ARC Centre Fellow, Queensland University of Technology to give us a talk on:

Making China a Creative (and Innovative) Nation by 2020:

an Action Plan for Consideration

Date: Monday, 15th October, 2012

Time: 18:15

Venue: Auditorium

About the lecture

In this presentation I will address the challenges facing China as it seeks to become a truly creative (and innovative) nation. Is China currently following the right path?

How can it transform its society to put greater value on creativity?  What kind of creativity can China give to the world and is the world interested?

About the speaker

Prof. Michael Keane is a Principal Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Michael has made over thirty visits to China and East Asia since 1989 and has provided expertise for a number of international consultancies in relation to emerging East Asian creative economies. He has written numerous book and articles on Chinese and East Asian creative industries. His book Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward was the first account of China's acceptance of the idea of the creative economy. His most recent work China's New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Investment, was published in December 2011 is a study of several of China's most well known creative clusters including 798, Songzhuang, Fangjia 46, Loft 49, M50 and Suzhou Industrial Park. He is also editor and translator of Li Wuwei's How Creativity is Changing China, also published in 2011. His forthcoming books are Creative industries in China: Art, Design and Media (Polity April 2013) and Media in China: Critical Concepts and Cultural Studies (Routledge August 2013 co-edited with Wanning Sun).

All are welcome!