Cultural institutional reform and the changing society in China

Zhong,Sheng

[Zhong,Sheng] Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University,Suzhou,China

Governing Society In Contemporary China

DOI:10.1142/9789814618595_0010

Publication Year:2016

Document Type:BOOK

Identifier:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12791/014507

Abstract

Wholly regarded as social welfare and propaganda before the economic reform, cultural production is increasingly linked to profit-making and economic competitiveness in contemporary China. The reform of public cultural institutions and the promotion of cultural industries are reflective of this new understanding. This chapter indicates that the changing society is an important force driving the cultural reform. However, the rush towards market also causes concern to the Party-state and this leads to the redress of the issue in recent years. In light of the multiple roles of culture, this chapter suggests that the energetic vibe from the society would be advantageous in making China a great power of culture….

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