5 days
550 USD/year
550 USD/year
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The Department of Media and Communication, part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites students to enroll in this exciting 5-day Creative Industries and Media Cultures In Japan, South Korea, And China at Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University.

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In the last thirty years, the intersections among these three national markets and their re-spective cultural and creative industries have become more intense. Such triangulations have entailed a constellation of aspects of political nature which often transcend the role of the creative outputs, but are nonetheless linked to their cultural and economic impacts. Among these dimensions, which form the main thematic paths of this international sum-mer school, students will learn and reflect about the following aspects.

Participants of the Creative Industries and Media Cultures In Japan, South Korea, And China at Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University will:

  • engage in an intellectual dive into this rich set of topics
  • enjoy a multicultural setting and a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives
  • engage with an international group of qualified scholars from XJTLU and various Chinese and for-eign institutions will give lively lectures and engage students in seminar discussions
  • experience a friendly learning atmosphere that will boost the dialectic process and enhance the social dimension of study and learning
  • benefit from the assistance of the Mutual Images Research Association (Mutualimages.org)
  • learn more about Suzhou, one of the most culturally and economically vibrant places in China

Programme Structure

  • International Relations
  • Relations between these countries in their possible combinations (JP-ROK, CN-JP, ROK-CN).
  • Role of soft power
  • The growing role of “soft power”, a notion that has become crucial for many national gov-ernments’ policy making and cultural diplomacy.
  • Creative/cultural outputs
  • The ideas within these three national contexts about the by-design or perceived role of national creative output as vehicles of political philosophies or nation-branding strategies.
  • Foreign pop cultural forms and national discourses
  • The economic advantage from the domestic circulation of foreign pop-cultural forms vis-à-vis the competition with other, local forms of creative output (cinema, comics, video games, and so on).
  • Fandoms and youth subcultures
  • The growing relevance of fandoms and youth subcultures, a social subject that has now a transcultural composition that transcends national or gender boundaries.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This international summer school is open to 3rd and 4th year BA students, all MA students, and 1st year Ph.D. students residing in China.

  • Students should submit their CV and a 1-page motivation letter via online application system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per year during 5 days.
  • National

    550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 USD per year during 5 days.
  • Tuition fee for non-XJTLU students: 3,500 RMB (covering: the school’s program, accommodation, four lunches, two official dinners, and leisure trip)
  • Tuition fee for XJTLU students: 1,500 RMB (covering the same items as above, minus accommodation)

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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