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TV Drama in China

Ying Zhu, Michael Keane, and Ruoyun Bai


This collection of essays brings together the first study of TV drama in China. Examining the production, distribution, and consumption of TV drama, the team of contributors demonstrate why it remains the pre-eminent media form in China. The examples are diverse, highlighting the complexity of producing narrative content in a rapidly changing political and social environment. Genres examined include the revisionist Qing drama, historical and contemporary domestic dramas, anti-corruption dramas, “pink” dramas, Red Classics, stories from the Diaspora, and sit-coms. In addition to genres, the col ... More

Keywords: TV drama, China, media, political environment, social environment, genres, industry dynamics, cross-cultural, trans-border production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099401
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ying Zhu, editor

Michael Keane, editor

Ruoyun Bai, editor

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