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Title The business of culture : cultural entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65 / edited by Christopher G. Rea and Nicolai Volland ; foreword by Wang Gungwu
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages)
Series Contemporary Chinese studies
Contemporary Chinese studies.
Contents Enter the cultural entrepreneur / Christopher Rea -- Cultural personalities. Between the literata and the new woman : Lü Bicheng as cultural entrepreneur / Grace Fong ; The butterfly mark : Chen Diexian, his brand, and cultural entrepreneurism in Republican China / Eugenia Lean ; Culture by post : correspondence schools in early Republican China / Michael Gibbs Hill -- Tycoons. Aw Boon Haw, the tiger from Nanyang : social entrepreneurship, transregional journalism, and public culture / Sin Yee Theng and Nicolai Volland ; One chicken, three dishes : the cultural enterprises of Law Bun / Sai-Shing Yung and Christopher Rea -- Collective enterprises. Local entrepreneurs, transnational networks : publishing markets and Cantonese communities within and across national borders / Robert Culp ; Cultural consumption and cosmopolitan connections : Chinese cinema entrepreneurs in 1920s and 1930s Singapore / Chua Ai Lin ; Cultural entrepreneurship in the twilight : the Shanghai Book Trade Association, 1945-57 / Nicolai Volland -- Epilogue : beyond the age of cultural entrepreneurship, 1949-present / Christopher A. Reed and Nicolai Volland
Summary Examines the rise of Chinese businesspeople who invested in cultural enterprises in the late 19th and 20th centuries, revealing how rapidly evolving technologies and growing transregional ties created fertile conditions for business success in the cultural sphere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Issuing Body Co-published by: Hong Kong University Press
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Subject Businesspeople -- China -- Case studies.
Businesspeople -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Cultural industries -- China -- Case studies.
Cultural industries -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Entrepreneurship -- China -- Case studies.
Entrepreneurship -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
China -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Asia, Southeastern -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Rea, Christopher G., author, editor
Volland, Nicolai, author, editor
ISBN 0774827823 (electronic bk.)
0774827831 (eISBN)
9780774827829 (electronic bk.)
9780774827836 (eISBN)