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The Resource Chinese television in the twenty-first century : entertaining the nation, edited by Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song

Chinese television in the twenty-first century : entertaining the nation, edited by Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song

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Chinese television in the twenty-first century : entertaining the nation
Title
Chinese television in the twenty-first century
Title remainder
entertaining the nation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Television is arguably the most influential medium in contemporary China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and fun-loving, extravagant and mundane. Studying Chinese television as a key node in the network of power relationships, therefore, provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the tension-fraught, paradox-permeated, and highly unpredictable conditions of Chinese post-socialism. This book argues for a rethinking of Chinese television and a re-conceptualization of entertainment as a fluid landscape. Specifically, the book addresses the following questions. How is entertainment television politically and culturally significant in the Chinese context? How have political, industrial and technological changes in the 2000s affected the way Chinese television relates to the state and society? How can we think of media regulation and censorship without perpetuating the myth of a self-serving authoritarian regime vs. a subdued cultural workforce? What do popular televisual texts tell us about the unsettled and reconfigured relations between commercial television, audiences and the state? And finally, how does the fluidity of the entertainment-scape impact our understanding of key concepts in critical media and cultural studies, such as power, hegemony and ideology?"--
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Dewey number
791.4509510905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bai, Ruoyun
  • Song, Geng
Series statement
Routledge contemporary China series
Series volume
121
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  • Television
  • Television broadcasting
  • Visual communication
  • Mass media
  • Social change
  • China
  • China
Label
Chinese television in the twenty-first century : entertaining the nation, edited by Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. Entertaining TV : a new territory of significance -- pt. 2. "Curbing entertainment" -- pt. 3. Commercial television and the reconfiguration of history, memory, and nationalism
Control code
ocn897457887
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 200 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315798103
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897457887
Label
Chinese television in the twenty-first century : entertaining the nation, edited by Ruoyun Bai and Geng Song
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. Entertaining TV : a new territory of significance -- pt. 2. "Curbing entertainment" -- pt. 3. Commercial television and the reconfiguration of history, memory, and nationalism
Control code
ocn897457887
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 200 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315798103
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897457887

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