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By Laikwan Pang

Creativity and Its Discontents is a pointy critique of the highbrow estate rights (IPR)–based artistic economic system, relatively because it is embraced or overlooked in China. Laikwan Pang argues that the artistic economy—in which creativity is anyone asset to be commodified and guarded as property—is an intensification of Western modernity and capitalism at odds with key facets of chinese language tradition. however, globalization has pressured China to adopt endeavors concerning highbrow estate rights. Pang examines China's IPR-compliant industries, in addition to its quite a few copyright violations. She describes how China promotes highbrow estate rights in tasks reminiscent of the advance of cultural tourism on the earth historical past urban of Lijiang, the transformation of Hong Kong cinema, and the cultural branding of Beijing. in the meantime, copyright infringement proliferates, angering foreign exchange agencies. Pang argues that piracy and counterfeiting include the intimate connection among creativity and copying. She issues to the inability of copyright protections for jap anime because the motor of China's dynamic anime tradition. Theorizing the connection among knockoffs and appropriation artwork, Pang bargains an incisive interpretation of China's flourishing artwork scene. Creativity and Its Discontents is a fresh rejoinder to uncritical celebrations of the artistic economy.

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