Recently, Cultural Economics, written by Professor Li Yining, Honorary Dean of Guanghua School of Management, stood out from 7,000 new books in the world to be awarded as the Best Reference Title under the category of social sciences in 2020.
Taylor & Francis Annual Outstanding Book and Digital Product Awards
This award was conferred by Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, one of the world's leading publishers of academic journals, books, e-books, and reference books with rich publishing experience of more than 200 years. In 2018, Taylor & Francis first announced its annual Outstanding Book and Digital Product Awards, which aimed to recognize well-written and high-quality contents produced in the year. The panel of judges span the globe from Australia, China, Singapore, Canada, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each year, shortlisted titles are carefully reviewed in each category. This year, “Cultural Economics” was named as the Best Reference Title in Social Sciences in 2020.
Culture is a priceless inheritance and source of wellbeing that is of immense value to humankind. Cultural economics set out to examine the nature and social benefits of cultural products and phenomena as they exist in the market.
This volume is the masterpiece of Li Yining, one of the best-known Chinese economists, active in devoting his attention to the role of culture in the economy since the 1950s. Considering the importance of culture in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the author combines cultural history, economic history, and the history of economic thought to produce unique perspectives. This book not only introduces the central concepts of cultural economics and the culture industry but proposes several groundbreaking views that greatly influenced the culture policies of China, including cultural adjustment, cultural confidence, and cultural checks and balances.
Researchers and students of economics, cultural studies, and Chinese politics, as well as policy makers, will benefit from this volume.
Professor Li Yining
Li Yining is the Honorary Dean of Guanghua School of Management and Professor of Economics at Peking University. His research involves relating the study of economic history to that of cultural history, and the study of economics to that of culture. His publications include History of the Ancient Greek Economy, History of the Roman-Byzantine Economy, and The Origin of Capitalism: A Comparative Study of Economic History.