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Hong Kong design and Sino-American trade negotiations.

Turner, Matthew (2004) Hong Kong design and Sino-American trade negotiations. In: The Economy of Hong Kong in Non-Economic Perspectives. Oxford (Asia), pp. 130-141. ISBN 0-19-592966-7

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My article considers how ‘originality and imitation’ in design is perceived as an intrinsic quality, but may be better understood as a relative quality when viewed from the perspective of trade negotiations between developed and developing economies. Here, US National Archives / UK Public Record Office trade archives 1950-1960 are paralleled with more recent Sino-American trade tensions. The article concludes by arguing the circumstances under which formerly ‘imitative’ products are later perceived to be ‘original’.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-19-592966-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: trade archives; Sino-American trade; originality and imitation; US National Archives; UK Public Record Office; intrinsic quality;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Library of Congress Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
K Law > K Law (General)
Item ID: 2307
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008 11:41
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 14:36
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2307

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