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This seminar is co-organised with the journal Global Media and China (Sage), and the Communication University of China. The contributing authors of a special issue of the journal (December 2020) will briefly pitch their arguments. We will explore how the creative industries discourse often directs all discussion of “inequality”, “precarity” and “self-exploitation” of creative labour towards a critique of “neoliberalism”, thus running the risk of overlooking different socio-political contexts. We point at the urgency to contextualize and globalize, if not decolonize, creative work studies, including the debates surrounding precarity. This seminar explores the nuanced situations of governance, digitisation, and labour experiences in the cultural economies of East Asia.

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Date 2 March 2021
Time 12:00 -13:00


Jeroen de Kloet / Yiu Fai Chow / Lin Jian

Ricky Changwook Kim 

Sun Meicheng 

Liew Kai Khiun / Angela Lee 

Yvette Lok Wee Yong

Michael Keane

Qing Wang 

Anthony Fung