International Conference Global Cultural Industry at the Crossroads: Europe and Asia
ECIPE and the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) will host an international conference in Paris, France.
Europe has long been one of the world’s leading cultural powers and has long enjoyed its global influence. But, is it still considered to be the capital of culture by today’s generation? If not, how can Europe regain its past glory? What are the problems faced by the European cultural industries and how can they be reshaped to become internationally competitive? On the other hand, many have witnessed the popularity of Asia’s culture industries expand to various continents around the world, such as the success of Hallyu or the Korean Wave in Europe and beyond. How have these cultural sectors in Asia been able to gain their international competiveness and attractiveness? These questions are timely because many countries are now moving toward further developing their own cultural industries in line with their national interests and the need to promote soft power. Therefore, analyzing and comparing European and Asian cultural industries while examining the cases of other countries is a meaningful effort in this regard.
The program for this event will feature four major themes: a historical approach toward various cultural policies, the impact of trade and investment on cultural industries, the effect of government policies, and finally, economic and business responsive activities operating in cultural industries in the face of US dominance. The conference will offer both academic and practical implications that can help enhance the competitiveness of cultural industries among different countries around the world. Above all, such efforts will contribute toward achieving true cultural diversity.