The Creative Economy in China

John Howkins has played a defining role in the dramatic growth of China’s creative economy.

China’s creativity goes back thousands of years and is characterised by a unique cultural vision. John visited China at a crucial moment in the 1980s when the government was beginning to reawaken cultural expression and market innovation, and wrote Mass Communication in China, a first-hand account of the expanding culture, design, TV, film, publishing and telecoms industries which became a standard textbook.

He now visits China frequently to meet with creative people, business and government officials.

In 2006 the Shanghai Government and the Shanghai School of Creativity, Shanghai Theatre Academy, set up the John Howkins Research Centre on the Creative Economy.

Howkins & Associates’ base in Beijing is the Centre for Creative Ecologies at GongTi, Chaoyang. www.creativeeconomy.cn

 

创意中国

中国的创意经济经历了惊人的发展,约翰·霍金斯在其中无疑扮演了重要的角色

中国的创意文化有史可循,可以追溯上千年,且极具特色。霍金斯首次拜访中国是在上世纪80年代,此时国家正处于发展转变的一个关键时刻,政府开始逐渐放宽对文化表达和市场创新的管制。此行的成果是霍金斯的著作《中国大众传媒》的发表,该书汇集了当时正处在发展孕育阶段的中国文化、电视、电影、出版和通信产业的第一手信息,并被选用为教科书。

他近年来一直频繁来访中国,会见各界创意人士、政商要人。

2006年,为进一步推动创意产业的发展,上海市政府和上海戏剧学院创意学院联合成立了约翰·霍金斯创意经济研究中心。

总部位于北京朝阳区工体的约翰·霍金斯创意生态基地及约翰·霍金斯创意生态实验室官方网站

“John Howkins is a renowned British economist and father of the creative industry.”CCTV, Beijing

“约翰霍金斯是著名的英国经济学家,被誉为创意产业之父” 北京CCTV

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