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Personal profile

Biography

Xin's research and teaching falls squarely within the following three areas – culture and creative industries, arts and cultural management and digital culture and society. Xin has published widely on subjects of urban creative clusters and agglomeration; cultural work, creative entrepreneurship; creative and cultural industries policy; media and city; maker culture and cyberculture in China.

External positions

Expert Facility for the implementation of the 2005 Convention, United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization

20192022

Keywords

  • cultural industries
  • creative industries
  • communication and media studies
  • cultural studies
  • creative clusters
  • culural economy
  • cultural policy
  • social networking
  • creative entrepreneurship
  • urban regeneration
  • Asia
  • maker culture

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Projects 2017 2020

Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production

Grodach, C., Gibson, C., O'Connor, J., Gu, X. & Warran, A.

21/02/1720/02/20

Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2019

(Un)Design, commerce and artistic autonomy: site-specific art in China

Gu, X. & O'Connor, J., 2019, Undesign : Critical practices at the intersection of art and design. Coombes, G., McNamara, A. & Sade, G. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Creative Milieu in China - 'disjuncture' in the global cultural economy

O'Connor, M. J. & Gu, X., 2019, Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia. Lim, L. & Lee, H-K. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 177-192 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Special Issue: Teaching the Cultural and Creative Industries: An International Perspective

O'Connor, J. (Guest ed.), Gu, X. (Guest ed.) & vickery, J. (Guest ed.), 2019, In : Arts & Humanities in Higher Education. 18, 2-3

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Teaching ‘tacit knowledge' in cultural and creative industries to international students

Gu, X. & O'Connor, J., 1 May 2019, In : Arts & Humanities in Higher Education. 18, 2-3, p. 140-158 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The paradox of maker movement in China

Gu, X., 2019, Making our world: The hacker and maker movements in context. Hunsinger, J. & Schrock, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Peter Lang Publishing, Vol. 120. p. 271-291 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

  • 4 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Asialink (External organisation)

Xin Gu (Member)
12 Sep 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (External organisation)

Xin Gu (Member)
20192022

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference

Xin Gu (Invited speaker)
23 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Re-Futuring Creative Economies

Xin Gu (Speaker)
5 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Creativity, Knowledge, Cities Conference 2019

Xin Gu (Speaker)
12 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

这个夏天很火的中国独立音乐如何走向世界

Xin Gu

11/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Versatilist with Xin Gu

Xin Gu

7/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Geliat Ekonomi Kreatif Dunia

Xin Gu

24/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Media Merger Dr Gu Interview

Xin Gu

26/07/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How can we identify fake news

Xin Gu

24/02/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment