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TV Drama in China$
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Ying Zhu, Michael Keane, and Ruoyun Bai

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099401

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.001.0001

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From National Preoccupation to Overseas Aspiration

From National Preoccupation to Overseas Aspiration

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(p.145) 10 From National Preoccupation to Overseas Aspiration
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TV Drama in China
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Michael Keane

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0011

This chapter examines some of the export successes of China's television drama industry. In recognizing dramas that have registered sales in international markets, it becomes apparent that classic and historical tales have been the mainstay. Other evidence, often anecdotal, suggests that the influence of Chinese dramas overseas has been considerable, mainly assisted by video distribution networks in Chinese communities and informal piracy channels.

Keywords:   export, television drama, international markets, video distribution, piracy

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