University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies
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Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI)

The Cultural and Creative Industries Research Priority Area has a multi-and-inter-disciplinary focus and aims to explore the development and growth of the cultural and creative industries in China. The cultural and creative industries has seen considerable growth in recent years, with the 13th Chinese Five Year plan (2016-2020) aiming to develop the ‘cultural industry into a pillar industry of national economy’. This presents opportunities for academia and industry to develop partnerships that respond to the plan and study its growth.

The creative industries are wide spread, ranging from traditional broadcast media, to user generated and online media that provide avenues for subcultural economies to develop. It includes locally produced content, as well as pathways for imported content and international collaboration. Additionally, the cultural industries include the development of technologies and platforms to preserve cultural heritage, and expand the production and distribution of cultural products. These exciting developments offer sites for industrial collaboration and research, with studies that addresses current issues and challenges for the sector.

The Cultural and Creative Industries Research Priority Area aims to encourage interdisciplinary discussions with a focus on the cultural, social, economic, technological and practical issues pertinent to the cultural and creative industries in China.

Some of the topics of interest include but not limited to:

    • digital media and micro-economies
    • copyright and intellectual property
    • preservation of cultural heritage
    • importing and distributing international media
    • international co-productions
    • online and digital media

 

 

 

 

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Lead: Dr Fui Theng Leow

Dimple Thadani

Co-lead: Dr Dimple Thadani

Members

A-Z listing

Andrew White (School of International Communications)

Bjarke Liboriussen (School of International Communications)

Dave Towey (School of Computer Science)

Derek Irwin (School of
English)

Filippo Gilardi (School of International Communications)

Fui-Theng Leow (Business School)

 K. Cohen Tan (School of International Communications)

Martin Lockett (Business School)

Paolo BIANCHI (Business School)

Paolo Di Giannatale (usiness School)

Shanru Yang (Centre for
English Language Education)

Xiaoge Xu (School of
International Communications)

Xiaoling Zhang (School of International Communications)

Yangyang Jiang (Business School)

Xuefei TONG (PhD Student) 

External members 

Cristina Greco (University of Business and Technology, Jeddah)

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley  (University of London)

Leonardo Romei (University of Business and Technology, Jeddah)

The list is being updated. 

Activities

Professor Michael Keane's talk on 'Digital Silk Roads: a Model for a Community of Shared Future?' (November 7 2018)

Professor Michael Keane's workshop on Australian grant applications. (November 7 2018)

Workshop: Developing a platform for micro-film distribution in China for UK creative industries.  (May 15 2019)

Dr. Jie Gu's talk on 'From dualism to duality: an evaluation and extension of practice-based media studies' (October 18 2018)

Grants

IAPS Large Grant awarded to CCI member Xiaoling Zhang. This project aims to examine China’s approach to public diplomacy in the 21st Century from a multidisciplinary perspective.

ESRC Business Boost Small Grants awarded to CCI members Filippo Gilardi, Celia Lam, Dave Towey and Andrew White in collaboration with Professor Andrew Leyshon (UoN) and industry partners in the UK. This project aims to develop a mobile app platform on which to distribute International short films.

IAPS Start-up Support for External Funding Application awarded to CCI member Andrew White in collaboration with Professor Andrew Leyshon (UoN). This project aims to develop a mobile app platform on which to distribute International short films. Grant awarded to fund development workshop to apply for follow on funding.

Publications/Conferences

Journal article published in Global Media and China: - Journal article published in Global Media and China: International TV series distribution on Chinese digital platforms: Marketing strategies and audience engagement 

 

 

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