China's youth cultures and collective spaces : creativity, sociality, identity and resistance
- edited by Vanessa Frangville and Gwennaël Gaffric.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
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- xii, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
- Routledge contemporary Asian societies
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Where Wild Grass Grow: Chinese Youth Culture Formation in Physical and Virtual Spaces, Vanessa Frangville and Gwennael Gaffric
- Part 1: Youth culture in Commodified Collective Spaces
- 1. From Homes to Parks, Shopping Malls and Theatres - Trajectory of Spatial Swift in Chinese Erciyuan Cosplay Practices, Hua Bin
- 2. From Tian'anmen Square to Grand Palais in Paris: The Shifting Spirit in the Commodification of Rock in the PRC, Peng Lei
- 3. Can China have its hip hop? Negotiating the Boundaries between Mainstream and Underground Youth Cultural Spaces on the Internet Talent Show Rap of China, Jingsi Christina Wu
- Part 2: Spaces of Sociability
- 4. Spaces of Youth Cultural Production in Rural China, Adam Chau
- 5. The Sociability of Millennials in Cyberspace: A Comparative Analysis of Barrage Subtitling in Nico Nico Douga and bilibili, Seio Nakajima
- 6. Representations of Sociability in Public Spaces in the Uyghur Web Series Anar Pishti: Resilience, Resistance and Reinvention, Vanessa Frangville
- Part 3: Spaces of Social Engagement
- 7. Masked Demonstrations: Deploying Creative Tactics to Protest Air Pollution, Elizabeth Brunner
- 8. Chinese LGBT+ Activism - Playing, Organizing and Playful Resistance, Stijn Deklerck
- 9. Struggling around the politics of recognition: the formation of communities of interpretations and of emotions among a collective of migrant workers in 21st Century China, Eric Florence
- Part 4: Traveling in Space-Time
- 10. Collective Space/Time Travel in Chinese Cyberliterature, Gwennael Gaffric
- 11. Back to the Future with Chinese characteristics: the case of Han Han's Duckweed retro sci-fi, Corradi Neri
- 12. "We are not like the calligraphers of ancient times". A study of young calligraphy practitioners in contemporary China, Laura Vermeeren and Jeroen De Kloet
- Afterthoughts: Rethinking the Spatial Politics of Presence in China's Youth Culture, Lisa Richaud.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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