Creativity and Culture in Greater China:

The Role of Government, Individuals, and Groups

Edited by Chi-Cheung Leung

and Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

This publication unveils creative ideas on knowledge transfer from historical references to commercialization of cultural products. It adopts multidisciplinary, cross cultural, and experimental approaches to study the cultural industries, including art, music, popular culture, psychology, entrepreneurship, and economic studies. These scholarly thoughts and ideas were presented in the two conferences held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in the summer of 2013. The chapters critically evaluate the current situation of the cultural industries and review the underlying relationships between the different sectors in the field. By assessing the development of the cultural industries, the authors hope that market and government intervention can enhance further consolidation and minimize hindrance to the growth of creativity.

About the Editors

Chi-Cheung Leung is the music director of the YCMA and an associate professor at Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo is professor in the department of social sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.


Vivienne Chow, Senior Reporter, South China Morning Post

Anthony K. C. Ip, Vice President, New Asia Arts and Business College

Xuan-Olivia Jiang, Assistant Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University 

Patrick M. Jones, Professor, Director, Syracuse University's Setnore School of Music

Michael Keane, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology

Roger Tin Sing Kho, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

Victor Kwong, Executive Officer, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Ming Lai, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Wai Shing Lee, Assistant Instructor, Lingnan Institute of Further Education, Hong Kong 

Chi Cheung Leung, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Associate Professor, Cultural and Creative Arts Department, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo, Professor, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education 

Chiu Yu Mok, Founder and CEO, Centre for Community Cultural Development and Chairman, Asian People's Theatre Festival Society

Joey Moon, Department of Motion Pictures, National Taiwan University of Arts

Eric Man Kei Ng, Project Officer, Centre for Community Cultural Development 

Yan Tung, Researcher, Faculty of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Jihong Ye, Professor, Head of the Music Education Department, Nanjing Institute of Arts

Rita Lai Chi Yip, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education 

Patrick Yeuk-Kwong Yuen, Filmmaker and Journalist

Minxing Zhao, Department of Social Science, Hong Kong Institute of Education 

Jane Zheng, Assistant Professor, Cultural Management Program, Chinese University of Hong Kong