This course is required of all students intending to major in Global Creative Industries. This course will provide students an in-depth understanding of the mechanism of production, circulation, consumption, regulation and representation of the global creative industries. We will examine the process of commercialization of creativity and culture. We will focus particularly on how cultural products are being produced, branded and reproduced at the industry-level. By drawing examples from a variety of areas such as Korea, China, Hong Kong, Japan, America and Europe, we will demonstrate how the business activities of the creative industries are shaped by and reshaping respective cultural traditions. Our goal is to encourage students to critique the increasingly complex relationship and interaction between culture and commerce.