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Is this shift unique to Chengdu or is it happening in other big cities?

I’d say there are two answers to that. One is that Beijing (government) is looking to grow the arts across China, recognising the economic benefits that come with engaging them. What appears to be happening in Chengdu is a lean toward development of the arts that is tied in with abundantly available land. That lean is coming not just from a (local/provincial) government looking to attract more people (and money) into Chengdu, but also from a rapidly rising middle class who are clearly hungry for new expression and culture.

It really is boom time for Chengdu.