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Title Boredom, Shanzhai, and digitisation in the time of creative China / edited by Jeroen de Kloet, Chow Yiu Fai, and Lena Scheen
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BF411 .B67 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020617825
Descript 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Asian visual cultures
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"With its emergence as a global power, China aspires to transform from "made in China" to "created in China". Mobilised as a crucial source for solid growth and "soft power", creativity has become part of the new China Dream. This anthology engages with the imperative of creativity by aligning it to three interrelated phenomena: boredom, shanzhai, and digitisation. How does creativity help mitigate boredom? Does boredom incubate creativity? How do shanzhai practices and the omnipresence of fake stuffs challenge notions of the original and authentic? Which spaces for expressions and contestations has China's fast-developing digital world of Weixin, Taobao, Youku and Internet Plus Policy opened up? Are new technologies serving old interests? Essays, dialogues, audio-visual documents and field notes, from thinkers, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, contribute to explore, examine and problematize what is going on in China now, ultimately to tease out its implication to our understanding of "creativity""-- Provided by publisher
Subject Creative ability -- China
Boredom -- China
Technological innovations -- China
Boredom. fast (OCoLC)fst00836617
Creative ability. fast (OCoLC)fst00882417
Technological innovations. fast (OCoLC)fst01145002
China. fast (OCoLC)fst01206073
Alt Author Kloet, Jeroen de, editor
Chow, Yiu Fai, editor
Scheen, Lena, editor
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