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By Laikwan Pang

Creativity and Its Discontents is a pointy critique of the highbrow estate rights (IPR)–based inventive economic climate, really because it is embraced or missed in China. Laikwan Pang argues that the inventive 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 forced China to adopt endeavors regarding 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 equivalent to the improvement of cultural tourism on the planet history urban of Lijiang, the transformation of Hong Kong cinema, and the cultural branding of Beijing. in the meantime, copyright infringement proliferates, angering foreign alternate corporations. Pang argues that piracy and counterfeiting include the intimate connection among creativity and copying. She issues to the shortcoming of copyright protections for jap anime because the motor of China's dynamic anime tradition. Theorizing the connection among knockoffs and appropriation artwork, Pang deals an incisive interpretation of China's flourishing artwork scene. Creativity and Its Discontents is a clean rejoinder to uncritical celebrations of the artistic economy.

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