Congratulations to CMCI lecturer Dr Hye-Kyung Lee on the publication of hew new book on East Asian cultural policy. Her book, co-edited with Lorraine Kim, takes a detailed snapshot of past and current cultural policies in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The editors interrogate the transforming dynamics between the state, arts and creative industries against the regions’ rapidly changing political and economic backdrops. Three emerging themes are highlighted: the continuity of cultural identity formation linked with nation building; the contentious coupling between culture and the state and the challenges it faces; and the emergence of creative industries as a new link between culture and economy.
Cultural Policies in East Asia: Dynamics between the State, Arts and Creative Industries is available now in hardback and electronically from Palgrave Macmillan.