If radio and film were the emblematic media of the Maoist era, television
has rapidly established itself as the medium of the "marketized" China and in the
diaspora. In less than two decades, television has become the dominant medium across
the Chinese cultural world. TV China is the first anthology in English on this
phenomenon. Covering the People's Republic, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese
diaspora, these 12 original essays introduce and analyze the Chinese television
industry, its programming, the policies shaping it, and its audiences.