Along with China’s rapid economic development,more and more residents have realizedthat GDP growth and wealth accumulationaren’t the sole and ultimate aimof social development. As was illustrated in UNESCO’sAction Plan on Cultural Policies for Development,“Cultural creativity is the source of human progressand cultural diversity. As a treasure of humankind, itis an essential factor of development.”
Culture can also be considered the “soft power” ofa nation. The Chinese culture on display at the openingceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the2010 Shanghai Expo stunned spectators around theworld. Throughout its 5,000-year history of civilization,the Chinese nation has developed profound culture.
As China entered the 21st Century, the nationembarked on a path of promoting the modern culturalindustry while preserving splendid traditional culture.Since 2003, when China promulgated Opinions on Supportingand Promoting the Development of the CulturalIndustry, the country’s cultural industry has entered a“golden decade.”
A major part of the cultural industry, the publishingsector has merged into the “fast lane” along withChina’s cultural reform of ......