Screening post-1989 China : critical analysis of Chinese film and television
- Wing Shan Ho.
- First edition.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Ho, Wing Shan, 1981- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index.
- TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: How Far Can We Go in Controlling and Negotiating Cultural Production and Consumption PART I: SCREENING THE ECONOMIC SUBJECT IN FILMS
- 1. Selfless Party Officials and the Socialist Legacy
- 2. Insulting Portrayals of the Era?: Selling One's Son, Murder, and Human Trafficking PART II: SCREENING THE SEXUAL SUBJECT ON THE TELEVISION
- 3. Golden Marriage: An Exemplary Marriage and a Harmonious Society
- 4. Narrow Dwelling: Extra-marital Sex and the City PART III: SCREENING THE POLITICAL SUBJECT IN FILMS
- 5. Selling Party Patriotism to Intellectuals in the Chinese Blockbuster Hero
- 6. (Dis) Associating Political Dissent and Non-heteronormative Sexual Desire Conclusion: How Far Have We Gone Bibliography.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This unique book investigates the tug-of-war between the free market economy and authoritative state regulation in Chinese culture after 1989. Contextualizing close textual readings of cinematic and television texts, both officially sanctioned and independently made, Wing Shan Ho illuminates the complex process in which cultural producers and consumers negotiate with both the state and the market in articulating new forms of subjectivity. Ho examines the types of Chinese subjects that the state applauds and aggrandizes in contrast to those that it condemns and attempts to eliminate. Her focus on the socialist spirit exposes inherent contradictions in the current Chinese project of nation-building. This comparative study shines a harsh light on these cultural products and on much more: the confluence between commerce and politics and popular culture, the interaction between state and individuals in popular culture, and the complexity of governmentality in an era of globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- 9781137517609 (hardcover)
- 1137517603 (hardcover)
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