A 3-day conference on the cultural ties between Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, with 22 presentations exploring the representation of national and cultural identities in the creative arts produced in these regions. The conference was also designed to encourage discussion about the preservation and deployment of local art and heritage in cultural policy, art education and museum practice. More than 30 scholars, artists, curators and researchers from 10 countries / regions (Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, France, Portugal, and the United States) were invited to participate. The interdisciplinary conference facilitated dialogue among renowned scholars, specialists and practitioners from the fields of Fine Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Culture, Cultural Studies and other relevant disciplines, examining the role and significance of local art and cultures in balancing the impacts of globalisation.