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Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the core objective of this volume. In it leading experts track cultural trends in all regions of the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to heritage conservation, artistic expression, and the cultural industries. The book also includes a data section that consolidates the recently commenced but still inchoate work of cultural indicators.

Managing Cultural Conflicts: State Power and Alternative Globalization in China
Managing cultural conflicts: State power and alternative globalization in China

Cultural flows in China since the late 1980s have integrated the country into the global economy and international community Consequently a new consensus of defending and promoting the national identity emerged in the mid–1990s and expressed itself in four trends of thought and social action: nationalism and anti–Americanism, cultural conservatism, critique of cultural globalization, and finally the discourse on the Beijing Consensus. Together these trends reveal an emerging model that emphasizes the centrality of the state in forming a Chinese alternative of globalization and in managing cultural conflicts. Potential fault lines of cultural conflicts are identified in this chapter and possible ways of managing cultural conflicts ...

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