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Progress in the Study of Cultural /Creative Industries by Geographers

  • 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

Online published: 2009-07-25


From the 1990s onwards, human geographers in Western countries have done a lot of research on cultural/creative industries with other disciplines, such as sociology, communication and media, urban planning, and economics. The researches involved many subjects including the agglomeration of cultural industries, the relationship between industries and city environment, and the methodology of study in this field. As cultural/creative industries are a new phenomenon in economy, there are many disputes in these subjects. Geographers in western countries have gained great success in the area, and given actual impact on urban policy and cultural policy. Compared to the progress in cultural/creative studies made by western geographers, studies in the field in China are just starting up. Thus geographers in China are suggested to focus their current research in the field on several subjects which include the policy of creative cluster, the impacts of local milieu to the development of cultural/creative industries, and the combination of the theories from cultural studies, economics and geography.

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ZHAO Jimin1|2, LIU Weidong1 . Progress in the Study of Cultural /Creative Industries by Geographers[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2009 , 28(4) : 503 -510 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2009.04.004


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