Jo Lusby: It is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times for Publishing Industry in China

Royal Court: Developing New Writing Theatre Project in China

A Brief Guidebook to Art Residencies in China

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Another dream: Children act in Chinese literature classics

October 17, 2017
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World Ballet Day live-streamed in China for the first time via Tencent

October 17, 2017
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Beijing plans culture and tech integrated development – China.org.cn

October 19, 2017
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Internet fuels Chinese comics industry

October 19, 2017
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Guo Pei: the Chinese designer who made Rihanna’s omelette dress – The Guardian

October 19, 2017
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Hong Kong’s disappearing indigenous culture – Aljazeera.com (blog)

October 19, 2017
Publishing in China

The Publishing Landscape in China: Opportunities for British Writers

11 Sep, 2017

The Publishing Landscape in China: New and Emerging Opportunities for British Writers is a report commissioned by Nesta as part of a wider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project to map out the market for British publishers and writers in China, identifies the barriers to entering and operating in the market, and considers how much of an opportunity digital transformation represents for British publishers and writers in reaching Chinese audiences. China’s current publishing landscape is at once exciting and complex, and is in the midst of a significant transformation through its opening up to the world in commerce and culture, and through the impact of technology that is, as elsewhere, radically changing the way its readers consume and share written content. In China, online literature platforms such as Cloudary and equivalent platforms in the West such as Wattpad are beginning to challenge traditional publishers in their role as gatekeepers. China is, however, much further ahead in trying to develop innovative business models and revenue streams around these online literature models, enabling some Chinese writers to make careers out of writing while bypassing traditional publishing channels. [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The_Publishing_Landscape_in_China_2015.pdf" title="The Publishing Landscape in China 2015"]

2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum

2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum For Industry and Education

4 Aug, 2017

The 2015 Sino-UK Performing Arts Forum took place on the 19 October 2015 under the auspices of the 17th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF). The Forum was co-organised by CSIAF (supported by the Cultural Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in London, and the Ministry for Culture in Beijing), and the British Council in China (supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in London). The 2015 Forum programme theme was “Creating Stronger Synergies” with a particular focus on exploring ways to strengthen Sino-UK Performing Arts Collaboration undertaken between arts organisations in both countries and in line with its four broad objectives: To build on existing strong performing arts links between the UK and China To further improve industry and education collaboration To explore ways of ‘growing’ new audiences To consider the influence of performing arts on national and international cultural development Fourteen Chinese and UK arts organisations shared key features and their experience of eight specific Sino-UK Performing Arts Collaborations. Seven case studies undertook the priority SWOT analyses. These covered a wide range and variety of Sino-UK related collaborations in the performing arts. The Case Studies were a demonstration and celebration of Sino-UK Performing Arts collaboration – ie working together, creating high quality art, having a strong artistic vision of what is possible, and most importantly for the Forum - learning from this.   [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2015-Sino-UK-PA-FORUM-REPORT-China-Now-Version.pdf" title="2015 Sino-UK PA FORUM REPORT - China Now Version"] About the Report The report was written by the UK forum facilitator Jannette Cheong with support from another independent arts consultant Graham Marchant. Originally trained as a designer, for more than 40 years Jannette Cheong has worked with higher education and/or the arts. In her early career she worked as a lecturer and then inspector for further and higher education, and subsequently as a facilitator, curator and advisor to international collaborations with many countries including China, India, Japan, USA, South Africa, and Brazil; and with international organisations such as OECD and the World Bank.

UK China Museums and Theatres

Opportunities for China-UK Collaboration in Museums and Theatres

19 Jul, 2017

The museum and theatre sectors in both the UK and China are developing rapidly as they adapt to new audiences, new technologies and new economic contexts. Cultural collaboration is increasingly on the agenda, as institutions in both countries recognise that sharing best practice can enrich the sectors as a whole. This work has been commissioned by UKTI (now called Department for International Trade), funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’ s China Prosperity Fund and carried out by BOP Consulting, to explore opportunities for collaboration between the UK and China in these sectors. There is evidence of both interest and mutual opportunity, with a number of successful projects already in progress. Although there are challenges, particularly for smaller institutions which may lack international reach or experience, we believe that these are surmountable with knowledge and cultural sensitivity. It is the differences between the two countries, as much as the similarities, that will make collaboration fruitful, helping to open up new perspectives and new possibilities for both China and the UK. [pdf-embedder url="https://chinanow.britishcouncil.cn/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Opportunities-for-China-UK-collaboration-in-museums-and-theatres.pdf" title="Opportunities for China-UK collaboration in museums and theatres"]   About the Research This report was prepared by BOP Consulting, an international research and strategy firm specialising in culture and the creative industries. We combine top-class research and analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of the global creative economy. Our China operation was established in 2013 and focuses on supporting international businesses and governments to grow their cultural and creative activities in China. We understand both the political context and practical realities of doing business in China.