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Next, I discuss multiple modernities as a premise for such cross-cultural translations and the contributions of recent theoretical interventions in pushing forward our understanding of entertainment and politics in contemporary China.

Author: Jingsi Christina Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319482644

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This book advances research about China by providing an updated narrative of its entertainment life in the beginning of China’s twenty-first century. As the rest of the world continues to pay keen attention to developments in China’s politics, economy, and culture, the book provides insights on fascinating new developments in contemporary Chinese popular culture—including its reality television, family dramas centered around younger generations’ life struggles, and social media. Furthermore, Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China is the first book to apply the theoretical innovation of an aesthetic public sphere in examining closely the linkages between China’s political life and activities in the country’s culture sphere. Since concepts of public sphere and democracy largely took root from the West, Wu argues that this case study of China promises valuable insights about entertainment’s role in the formation of citizenship and building of a civil society, which remains a site of great contention in Western theories and empirical efforts.
2017-08-04 By Jingsi Christina Wu

This book maps out the cutting-edge expansions of official propaganda that are embedded in the entertainment industry of contemporary China.

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317266969

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online documentaries, films, TV drama serials and education programs, all of which are enlisted and co-opted by the state for propaganda goals. This book maps out the cutting-edge expansions of official propaganda that are embedded in the entertainment industry of contemporary China. Its case studies bring to light the progression of the mainstream propaganda discourse in terms of its merging, cooperation and compromise with the commercial features of both the traditional and newly-emerging entertainment media. In particular, it examines a group of mass entertainment products which include two best-selling mainstream blockbusters, two on-line commercial web documentaries, the China Central Television Moon Festival Gala series, socialist revolutionary TV drama serials, and a prime time science and education program. In so doing, it forefronts the up-to-date developments and novelties of state propaganda: its motives, reasoning and approaches within the mediasphere of today’s China. Illustrating how the CCP propaganda apparatus and tactics evolve and become embedded in popular media products, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese studies, Media Studies and Popular Cultural Studies.
2016-05-20 By Shenshen Cai

Her research is concerned with how practices of Chinese calligraphy are entangled with technologies of the self, government and society in contemporary China. Previously she completed a Bachelor and Master in Chinese studies at Leiden ...

Author: Vanessa Frangville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429509032

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Presenting the collaborative work of 13 international specialists of contemporary Chinese culture and society, this book explores the spaces of creation, production, and diffusion of "youth cultures" in China among generations born since the 1980s. Defining the concept of "youth culture" as practices and activities that catalyze self-expression and creativity, this book investigates the emergence of new physical spaces, including large avenues, parks, shopping malls, and recreation areas. Building on this, it also examines the influence of non-physical places, especially digital cultures, such as online social networks, shopping platforms, Cosplay, cyberliterature, and digital calligraphy and argues that these may in fact play a more significant role in Chinese civil society today. As an exploration of how youth can be creative even in a coercive environment, China’s Youth Cultures and Collective Spaces will be valuable to students and scholars of Chinese society, as well those working on the links between space, youth, and culture.
2019-09-10 By Vanessa Frangville

James Leibold enlists as evidence of Chinese netizens' political indifference that more results on China's leading ... Academy of Social Science (CASS) in 2007, concludes that the internet in China is mainly a medium for entertainment.

Author: Susanne Brandtstädter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315391939

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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The rise of popular politics is among one the most significant social and political developments the People’s Republic of China has witnessed in the post-Mao era. People from all walks of life have responded to rising inequalities and the privatization of collective goods with a new quest for justice. Although China has remained a censorial society under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party, state-society relations are being remade by interventions of emergent publics through word and action. In this book, a group of anthropologists, specializing in Chinese society, examine various facets of popular politics, which are animated by the pursuit of justice, fairness and good government. The ethnographic chapters collectively analyse how ‘the political’ arises in particular judicial situations, provoking public judgements or other forms of critical engagement. Focusing on the interplay between private and public spaces, between morality and law and between speech and action, the contributors in this book explore how such engagements are changing Chinese society from the bottom-up. As the first systematic exploration of the relationship between popular politics, emergent publics and notions of justice in contemporary China, this book will be useful for students of Chinese Studies, Politics and Anthropology.
2017-06-14 By Susanne Brandtstädter

Also addressing the relationship between popular media and politics, Jingsi Wu (2017), in her book Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China, resorts to the notions of cultural citizenship and “the aesthetic public sphere,” the ...

Author: Geng Song

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472055296


Page: 240

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Offers new understandings of gender construction and nation-building through the lens of recent Chinese television programs.
2022-05-09 By Geng Song

Seen in this light, the contemporary Chinese media experience not only involves the convergence of conventional ... R., 2005,“Media Commercialization, Entertainment, and the Party-state: The Political Economy of Contemporary Chinese ...

Author: Shuyu Kong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317963134

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Since the early 1990s the media and cultural fields in China have become increasingly commercialized, resulting in a massive boom in the cultural and entertainment industries. This evolution has also brought about fundamental changes in media behaviour and communication, and the enormous growth of entertainment culture and the extensive penetration of new media into the everyday lives of Chinese people. Against the backdrop of the rapid development of China’s media industry and the huge growth in social media, this book explores the emotional content and public discourse of popular media in contemporary China. It examines the production and consumption of blockbuster films, television dramas, entertainment television shows, and their corresponding online audience responses, and describes the affective articulations generated by cultural and media texts, audiences and social contexts. Crucially, this book focuses on the agency of audiences in consuming these media products, and the affective communications taking place in this process in order to address how and why popular culture and entertainment programs exert so much power over mass audiences in China. Indeed, Shuyu Kong shows how Chinese people have sought to make sense of the dramatic historical changes of the past three decades through their engagement with popular media, and how this process has created a cultural public sphere where social communication and public discourse can be launched and debated in aesthetic and emotional terms. Based on case studies that range from television drama to blockbuster films, and reality television programmes to social media sites, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media and communication studies, film studies and television studies.
2014-03-14 By Shuyu Kong

Just as the members of the Group shifted the social function of xiangsheng from entertainment to the political ... for the “politically correct” tradition and reality in modern-day China's entertainment industry and cultural sphere.

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811581168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

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This book explores xiangsheng, one of the most popular folk art performance genres in China, its enlistment by official propaganda machine after the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its revival in popularity under Guo Degang and his Deyun Club. Just as the 1950's saw the shift of xiangsheng 's social function from entertainment to the political tool of ‘serving the party’, Guo Degang has completed the paradigm shift by turning its focus back to ‘serving the people’ as a means of entertainment and social criticism. This volume examines how Guo has resurrected the essence of xiangsheng, successfully commercialised it in a market economy, and simultaneously deconstructed the official discourse through grassroots means.
2020-10-17 By Shenshen Cai

This book offers an analytical account of the consensus and contestations of the politics of Chinese media at both institutional and discursive levels.

Author: Bingchun Meng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137462145

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book offers an analytical account of the consensus and contestations of the politics of Chinese media at both institutional and discursive levels. It considers the formal politics of how the Chinese state manages political communication internally and externally in the post-socialist era, and examines the politics of news media, focusing particularly on how journalists navigate the competing demands of the state, the capital and the urban middle class readership. The book also addresses the politics of entertainment media, in terms of how power operates upon and within media culture, and the politics of digital networks, highlighting how the Internet has become the battlefield of ideological contestation while also shaping how political negotiations are conducted. Bearing in mind the contemporary relevance of China’s socialist revolution, this text challenges both the liberal universalist view that presupposes ‘the end of history’ and various versions of China exceptionalism, which downplay the impact of China’s integration into global capitalism.
2018-01-09 By Bingchun Meng

“Fenqing: A study of China's 'Angry Youth' in the era of the Internet.” Columbia East Asia Review 5: 75–97. Bai, Ruoyun. 2005. “Media commercialization, entertainment and the Party-state: The political economy of contemporary Chinese ...

Author: Geng Song

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004264915

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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In Edited byMen and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaEdited by, Geng Song and Derek Hird offer an account of Chinese masculinities in media discourse and everyday life, covering masculinities on television, in lifestyle magazines, in cyberspace, at work, at leisure, and at home.
2013-11-07 By Geng Song

However, this situation began to change in the 1980s as the government began to initiate economic reforms that ... a cultural and political liberalization in the 1980s also contributed to the rise of non-political entertainment films.

Author: Alvin Y. So

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814350099

Category: China

Page: 457

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Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education, religion, literature, cinema, leisure and consumption, and internet and society. It is the first of its kind in the field of China Studies that traces the historical evolutions and profound transformations over the last three decades that ultimately allow China to achieve global ascendance. Offering a multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted coverage of the seachanges of the Chinese reform, the Handbook is lucidly written and concisely presented to serve as a handy guide for both professionals and the general public to gain a quick and reliable understanding of the complexities of China.
2012 By Alvin Y. So