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Fake Stuff : China and the Rise of Counterfeit Goods - Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin

Fake Stuff

China and the Rise of Counterfeit Goods

Paperback Published: 15th February 2011
ISBN: 9780415883030
Number Of Pages: 104

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In our world, the process whereby intangible and highly valued intellectual property rights become tangible commodities through lesser-valued manual labor is highly politicized, so are the issues of "authenticity" and "morality." How China has treated the IPR "problem" could have serious implications on Chinaa (TM)s domestic cultural industries, including questions of profitability, viability and cultural diversity. As a result, the recent emergence of "bandit" or "pirate" sub-culture in China represents a new sphere of extralegality in economic development; Chinese citizens have created a shared sense of cultural intimacy though piracy. This book updates readers with the latest development of the national economy in China.

Industry Reviews

"This very short book is, to my knowledge, the only anthropological volume yet available on the very important topic of China-made copy goods. As such, it is a welcome additoin to the literature...This is a fascinating book, one that I have much enjoyed reading." --Gordon Mathews, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1. Introduction 2. The Structure of a Counterfeit Industry 3. The Market of Counterfeit Goods 4. Consuming Counterfeit Goods 5. Counterfeit Culture as Protest and Rebellion 6. Conclusion

ISBN: 9780415883030
ISBN-10: 0415883032
Series: The Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 15th February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1