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International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management


Special Issue on: "Chinese Recording Industry and Music Culture"

Guest Editors:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain
Hong-Chi Shiau, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan, Taipei

Most research regarding audio-visual cultural products in the large Chinese market have paid attention to the emergence of western multinational players (Big Five) and their strategies of entry into large Chinese market. This Special Issue pays attention to the local Chinese players from Taiwan and Hong Kong that enjoy the cultural linguistic proximity and scale advantages and thrive in the extensive Chinese market. It analyses the cultural product flows within the large Chinese area and examines how the institutions in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong work together to facilitate the process of integration. Furthermore, the way of consuming music in Chinese context is different from how the West conceptualises it – rather than concert going and nightclub dancing as in the West, music is often consumed and reproduced in karaoke parlors.

The Special Issue deals with issues revolving around the production of the audio-visual product. Examples include the integration of local recording players (e.g. Rolling Stone), the function of local agents, and intellectual property management. It also attempts to theorise how music is consumed differently in China.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Chinese recording corporations
  • Overview of Chinese recording industry
  • Music agents and intellectual property
  • Chinese pop songs, music festival and concert management
  • Karaoke (KTV) industry in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China (Cash Box and Holiday)
  • Cultural labour in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China; freelancing
  • MTV channels in China
  • Chinese idols, song competitions
  • Chinese (from Mainland China) audience reception of Taiwanese and Hong Kong talents

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 29 Feb 2008

Submission of Manuscripts: 31 July 2008

Notification to Authors: 15 August 2008

Final Versions Due: 10 September 2008