Re-imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia

Xin Gu (Editor), Michael Lim (Editor), Justin O'Connor (Editor)

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This book responds to the lack of Asian representation in creative cities literature. It aims to use the creative cities paradigm as part of a wider process involving first, a rapid de-industrialisation in Asia that has left a void for new development models, resulting in a popular uptake of cultural economies in Asian cities; and second, the congruence and conflicts of traditional and modern cultural values leading to a necessary re-interpretation and re-imagination of cities as places for cultural production and cultural consumption. Focusing on the 'Asian century, it seeks to recognise and highlight the rapid rise of these cities and how they have stepped up to the challenge of transforming and regenerating themselves. The book aims to re-define what it means to be an Asian creative city and generate more dialogue and new debate around different urban issues.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages305
ISBN (Electronic)9783030462918
ISBN (Print)9783030462901
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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