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New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination$
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Michael Keane, Anthony Y. H. Fung, and Albert Moran

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098206

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.001.0001

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Knowledge, Economy, and Government

Knowledge, Economy, and Government

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(p.108) (p.109) 7 Knowledge, Economy, and Government
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New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination
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Michael Keane

Anthony Fung

Albert Moran

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.003.0007

This chapter explores the relationship between quiz shows and economic development. It begins with a brief discussion of the penetration of such shows within Asia and then examines the social impact when traditional understandings of knowledge intersect with contemporary knowledge capitalism. The chapter also analyzes how imported formats, particularly Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link, refashion the relationship between government and entrepreneurship, and between ethical values and expediency.

Keywords:   quiz shows, economic development, knowledge, capitalism, Millionaire, Weakest Link

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