Asia

Exporting Chinese Culture: Industry Financing Models in Film and Television

The business world’s preoccupation with China Unlimited overshadows China’s unfulfilled efforts to develop global cultural markets

Tim Craig on the billion-dollar Cool Japan strategy

Japanese creators have not made as much money from international markets as creators in other countries such as Korea or the USA.

The Future Is An Open Future

Cultural Studies at the end of the ‘Long Twentieth Century’ and the beginning of the ‘Chinese Century’

K-popnomics: How Indonesia and other nations can learn from Korean pop music industry

K-pop music is strongly characterised by catchy beats and lyrics, extravagant personalities, vibrant costumes and synchronised choreography

BTS: everything you need to know about the astounding success of the world’s favourite K-Pop band

A tightly choreographed, energetic performance with pitch-perfect harmonies and very fast rapping.

The Promise and Perils of the Island City of George Town (Penang) as a Creative City

The peripheral and semi-peripheral roles of islands are being challenged and contested as contemporary island cities assume positions as engines of growth and become centres of progress for driving economic development.