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- DescriptionThis collection of essays brings together the first comprehensive study of TV drama in China. Examining in depth the production, distribution and consumption of TV drama, the international team of experts demonstrate why it remains the pre-eminent media form in China. The examples are diverse, highlighting the complexity of producing narrative content in a rapidly changing political and social environment. Genres examined include the revisionist Qing drama, historical and contemporary domestic dramas, anti-corruption dramas, pink dramas, Red Classics, stories from the Diaspora, and sit-coms. In addition to genres, the collection explores industry dynamics: how TV dramas are marketed and consumed on DVD, and China's aspirations to export its television drama rights. The book provides an international and cross-cultural perspective with chapters on Taiwanese TV drama in China, the impact of South Korean drama, and trans-border production between the Mainland and Hong Kong.
- Author BiographyYing Zhu is a professor of media culture and co-coordinator of the Modern China Studies Program at the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York. Michael Keane is an associate professor and senior research fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. Ruoyun Bai is an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities (Scarborough) and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.
- PublisherHong Kong University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2008
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleTransAsia: Screen Cultures
- Place of PublicationHong Kong
- Country of PublicationHong Kong
- ImprintHong Kong University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables
- Weight454 g
- Width157 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byMichael Keane,Ruoyun Bai,Ying Zhu
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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