Globalizing the Chinese online game industry: From incubation and hybridization to structural expansion in the past two decades

Ka Fai CHEUNG, Anthony FUNG

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Abstract

Cheung and Fung discuss the trajectory of globalization of China’s online game industry in parallel with cultural entrepreneurialism and state agenda. Tracing China’s intensifying presence in the multilateral flow of global online games, the chapter further explicates how Chinese gaming companies have engaged with the global creative economy with their consolidated cultural and economic resources in the past two decades. The authors identify three waves of globalization of China’s online game industry, the regionalization of domestic games, reversed FDI and hybridization, and globalization of Chinese gaming apps. Copyright © 2016 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal game industries and cultural policy
EditorsAnthony FUNG
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages71-90
ISBN (Electronic)9783319407609
ISBN (Print)9783319407593
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Cheung, C. K. F., & Fung, A. (2016). Globalizing the Chinese online game industry: From incubation and hybridization to structural expansion in the past two decades. In A. Fung (Ed.), Global game industries and cultural policy (pp. 71-90). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Keywords

  • Foreign direct investment
  • Online game
  • Chinese history
  • Cultural memory
  • Lost city

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