Institute for Cultural Industries Shenzhen University(SICI)

Shenzhen University (SZU) is the only comprehensive university in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SSEZ). It boasts of quite a number of disciplines conducive to the development of cultural industries. Years of efforts of the University have resulted in the distinctive features of top-notch scholarship and innovation in these industries. The Institute for Cultural Industries Shenzhen University (SICI) aims to integrate teaching, research and production with a distinctive pattern of “innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship”. As a result, a cluster of creative academic-industrial entities embodying the above-mentioned features and spirit came into being, namely, Art Tribe, Design Tribe, Media Tribe, Architecture Tribe, Performing Arts Tribe and Film Tribe.

SICI incorporating these tribes was founded in May 2009. It is the first multi-disciplinary research institution of SZU. Backed by the various colleges of the University related with cultural industries, SICI has attracted more than 50 experts from the disciplines of art, design, media, advertising, architecture, film, animation, tourism, economics, management and law. These trained researchers with unique insight, foresight and broad vision are quick to act and to accomplish ambitious goals.

The present dean of SICI is Professor Li Fengliang, vice president of SZU. The deputy deans areProfessor ZhouJianxin and Professor Zhou Zhimin. The Advisory Board and Academic Committee of SICI are composed of prestigious scholars and artists from both in and outside SZU, as well as well-known figures from other areas of China including officials in the cultural and publicity departments of governments at various levels.

The establishment of the SICI aims to become a model for the integration of academic studies, scientific research and industrial production; furthermore, it aims to accumulate experience in contribution to the management and reform of research institutions via its path-breaking innovations.

One of the clarion calls of the city is to build Shenzhen by enviable cultural attainments. In answer to this call, SICI has made a strategic plan to vigorously engage in cultural industries. The mission of the SICI is to vigorous engage in research of cultural industries, serve local economic growth and promote academic exchanges. Measures have been taken to solicit research fellows from within and without the University, to form crack forces to co-sponsor projects with outside institutions. The goal of these efforts is to unfold research, to provide counseling in various areas such as policy-making, social service and international exchanges. Efforts are also made to secure joint research projects and university-enterprise cooperation. Attention is paid to yielding both academic influence and social benefits in the development of cultural industries.  

With SZU campus as the branch of China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), SICI sponsors forums and lectures during the Fair. It initiated the formulation of Shenzhen Liyuan Cultural Industries Development co., ltd, and is honored as a “Teaching and Research Base for Cultural Industries of Shenzhen”, a “Research Base for Cultural Creative Industries of Shenzhen”, and a “Key Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Universities of Guangdong Province”. In October 2010, SICI is rewarded a special grant by the central authorities for regional universities of China because of its merits in functioning as a platform of innovative research for the booming cultural industries. In October 2011, “Research on the Inner Mechanism and Strategic Pathways for the Integrated Innovation of Culture and Technology” received supports from the National Social Science Foundation as a key project. In 2013, the National Center for Cultural Innovation Research got approved to construct by Ministry of Culture.

It is hoped that SICI will become a center of academic research, data bank and training in cultural industries. Rooted in Shenzhen, its broad vision is to serve the Province of Guangdong and other areas of China. The natural result is a higher profile and greater influence of SZU in the research and development of China’s cultural industries.
2. Mission and vision
Our mission statement is to “vigorously engage in research of cultural industries, serve local economic growth and build a platform for academic exchanges”. Our goal is to become “State-level Innovation and Development Research Base for Cultural Industries”. Our policies for this goal are to turn SICI into a research center, data bank and training base for cultural industries. Situated in Shenzhen, SICI reaches out to serve Guangdong and the whole country. It is believed that SICI will become a research and innovation platform of cultural industries and model of this kind by combing academic studies, scientific research and industrial production.
• “Service-oriented, academia-prospered”, serve the local development, advance the academic research, and build up a top-notch academic field of cultural industries research.
• “Communication, cooperation, and win-win”, promote the cooperation with universities and regions, and build up a high-level platform for international creative research exchange.
• “Co-ownership, co-development, and sharing”, in line with the principle of   “harmonious”, “service” and “innovation”, to develop new management culture.
(3)Three distinct research domain
• Research on new industrial development of cultural industries
• Research on the regional cultural industries development
• Research on cultural industries policy and intellectual property right
(4)Four Tasks
• Academic Research
By mobilizing forces in and out the University and tapping all its potential, SICI aims to distinguish itself in independent and joint projects, first order research contingents, outstanding academic achievements and famous brands of creative products. With SZU campus as the branch of China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), SICI sponsors forums and lectures during the Fair. With the various activities during the Fair and other year-round channels, SICI serves as platform of exchanges and cooperation for high-end research institutions at home and abroad.
Focusing on the “Research on the Integrated Innovation of Culture and Technology”, SICI is devoted to develop: “Liyuan Book Series of Culture and Creativity”, “The Blue Book of Integrated Innovation of Culture and Technology”, “Creative Brands of China Forum”, “Liyuan Cultural Industries Seminars”, and “Liyuan Night of Culture”. Rooted in Shenzhen, SICI reaches out to serve the whole country, and to level up the publicity and influences.
• Counseling
 As a think tank, SICI helps in the policy making of the Ministry of Culture and local authorities. Its counseling covers areas of decision making, growth of cultural enterprises and their major activities, long-term study of benchmarking cultural enterprises in service to cultural institutions and enterprises of Shenzhen and China. In all of its counseling, SICI commits to providing “instant, sustained and meticulous service”.
• Training
Based on the disciplines such as “art theories”, Academy of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Creative Work is established under SICI to go in for specialized training in cultural industries for their personnel. Various resources are integrated to offer programs focusing on certificate training, non-certificate training and in-service training for employees in cultural industries and elsewhere.
• Industrial practices
SICI engages in the industrial practices on the University campus by academic research and counseling. The service in these areas includes guidance in the formulation of cultural enterprises, designing of campus cultural products, development of a cultural industries park, operation of a University Press and campus bookstores. The advantages will be mobilized of SZU campus as a branch of the China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair. It is hoped that in all of this practical operation and management new models for university cultural industries will take shape.
Advisory Board  Dean  Academic Committee
Vice-deans, assistant of Dean/secretary-general
Administration Office, Academic Research Department, Project Development Department, Education and Training Department, Information and Publishing Department
Research Center for Creative Industries Planning and Management
Research Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
Research Center for Regional Cultural Industries
Research Center for Cultural Branding Strategy
Research Center for Art Certification and Restoration
Li Fengliang    Vice president of SZU, dean of SICI,dean of National Center      
for Cultural Innovation Research
ZhouJianxin Executive deputy dean of SICI, deputy dean of National
Center for Cultural Innovation Research
Zhou Zhimin   Deputy dean of SICI
LiuYixuan       Assistant of dean, secretary-general of SICI
Wen Wen       Director of Project Development Department of SICI
HuPenglin        Vice director of Project Development Department of SICI
Huang Yurong   Director of Academic Research Department of SICI
Huang YongjianDirector of Education and Training Department of SICI
Qin Qing       Vice director of Education and Training Department of SICI
Zhong Yaqin     Director of Information and Publishing Department of SICI,  
secretary-general of National Center for Cultural Innovation   
5.Advisory Board
Li Wuwei   Vice-chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC, Executive Vice-chairman of the RCCK Central Committee and Director of Shanghai Creative Industry Association
Wang Wenzhang   Member of the Party Leadership Group, Vice Minister, Ministry of Culture, PRC
Yu Ping  Director  Department of Science and Technology for Culture, Ministry of Culture, PRC
Liu Yuzhu   Director, Department of Cultural Industries, Ministry of Culture, PRC
Zhang Xinjian  Director, Department of Network Information, Ministry of Culture, PRC
XiongChengyu   Director, National Research Center for Cultural Industries, Tsinghua University
Fang Jianhong  Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Director, Bureau of Culture, Guangdong Province
Wu Yihuan  Vice Mayor, the People’s Government of Shenzhen
Chen Wei   Secretary of the Party Leadership Group, Director, Tourism Bureau of Shenzhen
PengLixun   Former Director of Shenzhen Association of Social Sciences  
Dong Xiaoming  Former Chair of Shenzhen Literary Federation
Li Xiaogan   Secretary of the CPC Nanshan District Committee, Shenzhen
Hu Jingzhi   Professor of Shenzhen University, renowned scholar in cultural studies
He Daokuan   Professor of Shenzhen University, senior interpreter
People - Academic Committee
Jiang Shuzhuo  CPC Secretary of Ji’nan University, Director of Overseas Chinese Literature and Chinese-Language Media Research Center
Vice Director
Jin Yuanpu   Executive Director of Cultural and Creative Industries Studies Center, Renmin University of China
Le Zheng  Deputy Secretary-General, Director of Policy Research Office of Shenzhen CPC Committee
Committee members
Chen Shaofeng  Vice Dean of Institute for Cultural Industries, Peking University
Fan Zhou  Dean of Institute for Cultural Industries, Communication University
Zhang Xiaoming  Vice Director of Research Center of Cultural Industries, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Hu Huilin  Director of Research Center of Cultural Industries, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
OuyangYouquan  Director of Brand Research Center of Chinese Cultural Industries, Central South University
HuaJian  Director of Research Center of Cultural Industries, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Wu Zhong  Vice director of Publicity Department of Shenzhen CPC Committee, director of Shenzhen Association of Social Sciences
Zhong Yinteng  Vice director of United Front Work, Shenzhen CPC Committee, Director of Shenzhen Overseas Compatriots Office
Yin Changlong  Vice director of Shenzhen Publishing and Distributing Group
Yang Honghai  Vice Chair of Shenzhen Literary Federation
Li Fengliang    Vice president of SZU, dean of SICI
Wu Yumin      Dean of the College of Communication, deputy dean of SICI
Qi Fengge      Former dean of the Art and Design College, deputy dean of SICI
Zhong Xi       Deputy dean of the Teachers College, deputy dean of SICI
Full-time Researchers
Li Fengliang, Zhou Jianxin, Zhou Zhimin, Wu Yumin, Qi Fengge, Zhong Xi, Liu Yixuan, Ding Wei, Cui Bo, GuXueer, Huang Yongjian, Xu Lei
Liu Shixiong, Huang Yurong, Zhong Yaqin, Qin Qing, Wen Wen, Hu Penglin

Part-time Researchers
Che Da,Chen Lina, Chen Xue, Chen Yiyong, Chen Zhenwang, Cui Shijuan, DuanJie, GaoFei, He Jianping, Huang Chunping, Huang Yubo, Jin Yeyang, Li Leilei, Li Ping, Liu Kun, Niu Ben, Pan Yanping, PengHuaxin, TianShaoxu, Wang Changkui, Wang Shuaili, Wei Dazhi, XuHui, Yan Ping, Ye Jianhua, Zhan Di, Zhang Han, Zhang Mu, Zhu Xiequn, ZouPingxue, Zhang Zhen, Wang Yuan, Chen Min, XueMeng, Shi Mingyu, Wei Xia, Wang Jianlei

Contract Researcher     Li Tianduo