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Frontier hotspots and trend evolution of cultural and creative design in China—an empirical research on CNKI-based bibliometrics

Xin Feng (School of Economics and Management, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)
Lei Yu (School of Arts and Design, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)
Weixin Kong (School of Arts and Design, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)
Jingya Wang (School of Arts and Design, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 7 March 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

With the continuous improvement of social and economic development as well as the rising level of demand for spiritual life, the design of cultural and creative products has ushered in new opportunities and challenges. Therefore the research related to cultural and creative products design is an inevitable choice for industrial innovation and market competition. The article aims to analyze the frontier hotspots and trend evolution of theoretical research on cultural and creative design in China by presenting different research fields, personnel and institutions embodied by cultural and creative products, thus providing a forward-looking development reference for China's special cultural and creative product design practice.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, the visualized citation analysis tool — CiteSpace V is used to analyze and map the relevant literature of Chinese cultural and creative design in CNKI (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure) as the data sources, through bibliometric methods, in order to study the application development of Chinese cultural and creative design and provide reference for the application research of Chinese cultural and creative industries.

Findings

With the improvement of China's comprehensive strength, cultural self-confidence and strategy are being paid more and more attention by scholars; with the future research of China's cultural and creative design theory, cross-integration becomes the future trend; with the gradual maturity of China's cultural and creative design methodology, how to choose the right method for pioneering research is a difficulty for the future development of cultural and creative design; with the continuous development of China's economy, the method construction of innovative cultural and creative industry system becomes the focus of future research; with the continuous progress of science and technology, the integration of emotion and product industry is the mainstream of future development on cultural and creative design.

Originality/value

Through an objective empirical analysis of the development of Chinese cultural and creative products, it will broaden the research horizons of relevant scholars, understand the development direction of China's cultural and creative industries, enrich the design practice application of Chinese cultural and creative products, enhance the understanding of international counterparts on Chinese cultural and creative design research and promote the exchange among international counterparts.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support from the National Social Science Foundation of China Art Project (No. 20BG106).

Citation

Feng, X., Yu, L., Kong, W. and Wang, J. (2022), "Frontier hotspots and trend evolution of cultural and creative design in China—an empirical research on CNKI-based bibliometrics", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-10-2021-0353

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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