An advanced economy initiates and designs; a powerful economy consumes as well as creates so that it is not dependent on overseas customers. This book will show you how China's is becoming both. As Li Wuwei reminds us China is 'rich in historical and cultural resources'. But Chinese culture has more than that. More than any other people, Chinese believe in the transformative power of education. Like the Italians they are critical consumers and they are as enterprising as Anglo-America's protestant forbears. With this book Li Wuwei shows us how this devastating combination is being harnessed and gives us clues as to what this means for the country's - and the world's - future economic development. He is an influential man with the ear of power; the reader can be confident that what he writes reflects what decision-makers are thinking. Professor Hugo de Burgh
About the Author
Li Wuwei is vice chairman of the national committee of the Chinese people's political consultative conference, chairman of Shanghai Creative Industries Association, Director of Research Center for Creative Industries, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences center. Michael Keane is a leading authority on China's creative industries. He is author of Created in China: the Great New Leap Forward and China's New Creative Clusters: Governance, Human Capital and Investment. He is a principal research fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.