h4. Ying's Major Project Proposal
Valuable experience of the success of South Korean Film Industry can inspire Chinese film industry in its current transformation era
1. Why it is valuable to choose the redevelopment mode of South Korean film industry in 1990s as the model to revitalize the current Chinese film industry?
2. What, such as cultural policy, laws and regulations, financial investment and so on, contributed to the renaissance of the South Korean film industry?
3. According to those of South Korean film industry in 1990s, what conditions of current Chinese film industry are advantageous and disadvantageous to its revitalization? What can be done according to the experience of the South Korean film industry in the political, legal and artistic aspects to give impetus to the renaissance of Chinese film industry?
4. Were there any unsuccessful aspect in the development process of South Korean film industry in the 1990s and if yes, how can Chinese film industry avoid it?
5. Are there any main difference between film industry and its related environment in the two countries and how can Chinese film industry make relevant adjust according to its own specific situation?
Rationale for research questions:
Chinese film industry is now experiencing a big transformation due to the internal change, i.e. the reform of cultural system, and external situation, i.e. the gradual and further opening of Chinese cultural market to the world after entering WTO. Those changes can be either opportunities to the revitalization of Chinese film industry or disasters for it due to different cultural policies that will be implemented by the government.
And another country in Asia, South Korea currently enjoys the success of its film industry as the result of its cultural policy and other relevant elements to film industry in 1990s and onwards.
Based on the above fact, in order to revitalize Chinese film industry, it is valuable to get some inspirations from the successful experience of South Korea. But first of all, it is necessary and inevitable to analyze why it is the successful experience of South Korean film industry in 1990s not that of other countries that can better inspire the development of Chinese film industry by showing that there are some similarities in the domestic and international background of the South Korean film industry in late 1980s and current Chinese film industry which make such ‘learning’ feasible and of practical value.
Besides the successful experience of South Korean film industry, the analysis of the unsuccessful one, as a warning, is also valuable to the future healthy development of Chinese film industry.
And without saying, the differences exist in both the internal and external situation of film industries between South Korean in 1990s and current China. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze such differences and make relevant adjust on the policy and other aspects to the practical situation of Chinese film industry.
P.S. Jack & Jinsun, I may need your help, if my proposal isn't rejected.