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East Asian Popular Culture

Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China

Authors: Wu, Jingsi Christina

  • Combines theoretical explorations and empirical analyses to investigate the state of entertainment and politics in China
  • Offers wide-reaching and in-depth examinations into entertainment’s pollination across diverse media platforms, including the mainstream news media, popular television, and social media
  • Invites readers from diverse backgrounds and cultures to rethink the relationship between entertainment media and politics, and the role of new digital media in a civil society
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jingsi Christina Wu is an award-winning media studies scholar who examines the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, and civic engagement. Dr. Wu’s research has investigated topics as diverse as video gaming, social media and politics, American television, and the Chinese media. Her work has been published in some of the field’s most prestigious journals.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wu, Jingsi Christina

    Pages 1-63

  • An Internet with Chinese Characteristics

    Wu, Jingsi Christina

    Pages 65-87

  • Voting for the Next Super Girl and Political Talk

    Wu, Jingsi Christina

    Pages 89-130

  • Stories of New Generations and Social Justice

    Wu, Jingsi Christina

    Pages 131-162

  • Entertainment Production and the Future of China’s Cultural Industry

    Wu, Jingsi Christina

    Pages 163-214

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48264-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48263-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China
Authors
Series Title
East Asian Popular Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48264-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48264-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48263-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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