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Celebrity in China
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Celebrity in China

Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys

Abstract

Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is a book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production. The book comprises case studies from popular culture (film, music, dance, literature, the Internet); official culture (military, political, and moral exemplars) and business celebrities. The breadth of inquiry here illuminates the ways capitalism and communism converge in the elevation of particular individuals to fame in contemporary China.

Keywords: celebrity culture, People's Republic of China, popular culture, official culture, business celebrities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090873
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Edwards, author

Elaine Jeffreys, author