In approaching the topic, keywords and key terms should be defined before proposing your arguments. Aspects, themes and/or questions covered in the entire topic should be addressed thoroughly. Features of the chosen keyword(s) or term(s) can be useful for structuring your essay. All arguments should be substantiated with relevant evidence or examples. For illustration and substantiation (not decoration!), you can capture and attach visual images with acknowledging the source.
For data collection, a small-scaled questionnaire survey (N=/<25), interviews (N=/<2) and/or site visits (fieldwork) may be considered and deployed apart from library and/or online searching.
Using one country/region as a case study, discuss the importance and limitations of social networks and trust relations in developing cultural industries.
(Background reading: Lily Kwong (2006), “The sociality of cultural industries: Hong Kong’s cultural policy and firm industry”, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 61-76)
Do you think the mechanisms and measures of private investment in the cultural sector in Europe can be adopted in the Asian context? Discuss with reference to one Asian country/region.
(Background reading: Vesna Čopič, Aleksandra Uzelac, Jaka Primorac, Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, Andrej Srakar, Ana Žuvela (2011), Encouraging Private Investment in the Cultural Sector. Brussels: European Parliament)