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Orientation for Cultural Cooperation Between China and Europe

Europe-China Cultural Compass
EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)

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Orientation for Cultural Cooperation Between China and Europe

Europe-China Cultural Compass
EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)

En

PREFACE ...................................................................................................

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Foreword by the Project Partners of EUNIC in China ................................................... 7 Foreword on behalf of the Publisher by Dr Hans-Georg Knopp, Secretary-General of the Goethe-Institut, former President of EUNIC ........................... 8 Acknowledgements by Editor-in-Chief Katja Hellkötter .......................................... 10 Foreword by Chinese Compass Advisor Dr Shen Qilan ................................................ 11

PART I – GLOSSARY ............................................................................

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Introduction – Roman Wilhelm/Katja Hellkötter ...................................................... 14 Do we always mean the same when we say the same? A glossary Selected Key Vocabulary – An Overview of Common Terms in the Context of Cultural Cooperation between Europe and China ......................................................... 16

PART II – BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE – CHINA ................. APPROACHING CHINA – CROSSING CULTURES

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China in Seven Parts – Dr Marcus Hernig and Ye Fang in conversation ....................... 44 BEING AWARE ABOUT SOCIAL REALITIES Chinese Society – Duncan Hewitt .......................................................................... 50 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Boom and Dust – Reflecting on Current Trends and the Future of Chinese Society Christoph Daniel Jia ................................................................................................ 56 MEDIA Understanding How the Media Work in Mainland China An Interview with Dr Nicolai Volland ........................................................................ 61 A DIFFERENT VALUE SYSTEM Value System with Chinese Characteristics – Gergely Salát ................................... 65 IMPACT OF WESTERN SOCIAL THOUGHT ON CHINA The Impact of Western Rights Concepts on Contemporary Society in China and Europe – An interview with Chinese academic Yu Hai .......................................... 70 A CHINESE ANALYSIS ON CHINA The Rise of a Civilisation-State An interview with Prof. Zhang Weiwei .................................................................... 76

Part III – CULTURAL SECTOR FRAMEWORK – CHINA ..........
CULTURAL POLICY

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An Interview with Dong Jungxin from the Chinese Ministry of Culture ...................... 84 EU-CHINA CULTURAL POLICY An Interview with Xavier Troussard from the European Commission ........................ 88 FINANCING & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT How the Cultural Sector Works in China – Tobias Zuser ...................................... 90 4

Contents

LEGAL FRAMEWORK Law and the Cultural Sector: Issues for Foreign Artists and Companies Operating in China – Philip Lazare ....................................................................... 96 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES A Fast-Growing Young Creative Industry in China – Qiuzao Zhang ...................... 106 EU Working Paper: Mapping the Cultural and Creative Sectors in the EU and China – An interview with Yolanda Smits ........................................... 112 THE ROLE OF ARTISTS AND THE ARTS Conversations with independent art critic and curator, Carol Yinghua Lu and Editor of Artforum’s Chinese site, Lee Ambrozy .................................................. 114 THE PUBLIC Venues and Audiences for the Performing Arts in China – Emilie Wang ............. 120

PART IV – PROJECT PROCESS – HOW TO COOPERATE
Co-Authors: Katja Hellkötter, Katelijn Verstraete, Irene Oehler, Yi Wen, Shen Qilan ........ 124 CHALLENGES, LEARNING AND PRACTICES...
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