Modes of Production in China’s Cultural Industry
Profound social reforms have formed the backdrop of production by cultural industry in contemporary China. Against this historic backdrop these production modes are also undergoing tremendous transformation and reform. The process of reform and opening up since 1978 has directly led to the transformation of Chinese society from a traditional one to a modern one. As such a transformation continues to take hold, the consumerist society also developed and grew in tandem, providing the fundamental conditions for the emergence and development of China’s cultural industry as well as providing the broader historical conditions for the modes of production for the cultural industry in contemporary China. First of all, such social transformation has involved economic transformation from a planned economy to a market economy.