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Film: China: Cultural Encounters

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To coincide with the GREAT Festival of Creativity, the latest film from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) looks at how the AHRC is leading the way in the bringing together of UK/Chinese academic partners in the arts, humanities, and creative industries.

The GREAT Festival of Creativity (2 to 4 March 2015, Shanghai) supports British businesses looking to secure opportunities and growth in China. More than 500 world-leading British companies will showcase the best of British creativity and the role it plays today’s world.

The Festival will be attended by business and thought leaders including Professor Rick Rylance, CEO of the AHRC. In this short film we hear from Professor Rylance about several projects, funded by the AHRC, involving partnerships with Chinese Universities and cultural institutions: from the ‘Ming: 50 Years That Changed China’ exhibition at the British Museum, to the ArtsCross project which brings together academics and artists from UK, China and Taiwan, to cross cultural, national and artistic borders.

The film also looks at the economic boom being experienced in the creative industries and how China is looking to the UK for models on how to understand and harness the value in practice based research in the arts and humanities.

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