Overview

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 ...

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TV China

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253002693
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ying Zhu is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies in the Department of
Media Culture, City University of New York, Staten Island.

Chris
Berry is Professor of Film and Television Studies in the Department of Media and
Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction Ying Zhu and Chris
Berry

Part 1. Institution
1. Toward Television
Regionalization in Greater China and Beyond Joseph M. Chan
2. CCTV in the
Reform Years: A New Model for China's Television? Junhao Hong, Yanmei Lü, and
William Zou
3. Hong Kong Television: Same as It Ever Was? Karin Gwinn
Wilkins

Part 2. Programming
4. Shanghai Television's
Documentary Channel: Chinese Television as Public Space Chris Berry
5. Made
in Taiwan: An Analysis of Meteor Garden as an East Asian Idol Drama Hsiu-Chuang
Deppman
6. Ritual, Television, and State Ideology: Rereading CCTV's 2006
Spring Festival Gala Xinyu Lu

Part 3. Reception
7.
Mediation Journalism in Chinese Television: Double-Time Narrations of SARS Haiqing
Yu
8. Building a Chinese "Middle Class": Consumer Education and Identity
Construction in Television Land Janice Hua Xu
9. Chinese Television
Audience Research Tongdao Zhang

Part 4. Going Global
10.
Hong Kong Television and the Making of New Diasporic Imaginaries Amy
Lee
11. Globalizing Television: Chinese Satellite Television outside
Greater China Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong
12. Transnational Circulation of
Chinese-Language Television Dramas Ying Zhu

Appendix: Relevant
Milestone Events in the Development of Chinese Television
List of
Contributors
Index

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