Neoliberalised development of cultural policies in Taiwan and a case of the Taiwanese film industry in a creative industries model

Authored by: Hui-Ju Tsai , Yu-Peng Lin

The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138857827
eBook ISBN: 9781315718408
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The neoliberalised plan of creative industries has eroded the public value of culture and media policies and changed the cultural landscape. Neoliberal rhetoric has become pivotal to the successful ‘common-sense’ of recent decades (Harvey 2005, pp. 39–42; Hall 2011). It has not only infiltrated society but also penetrated the field of cultural policies. The British conception of creative industries, for example, was grafted onto a new cultural and creative industries project in Taiwan. The localisation of British policy discourses and the process of public acceptance—this common-sense that ‘culture is a good business’ of the same underlying neoliberal agenda—has occurred not only in Britain but also in the Taiwanese context.

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