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Celebrity in China$
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Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622090873

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.001.0001

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Accidental Celebrities: China's Chastity Heroines and Charity*

Accidental Celebrities: China's Chastity Heroines and Charity*

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(p.67) 4 Accidental Celebrities: China's Chastity Heroines and Charity*
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Celebrity in China
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Elaine Jeffreys

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0004

This chapter examines accounts of China's contemporary chastity heroines. It highlights the evolution of government and community responses in relation to the provision of charity to the socially vulnerable, as well as the role played by the media in producing the temporary celebrity required to stimulate that charity in the first place, by comparing the forms of assistance that were offered to Tang Shengli in 1997 and Liu Qinqin in 2005–06.

Keywords:   chastity heroines, charity, temporary celebrity, Tang Shenglu, Liu Qinqin

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