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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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A Trip Down Memory Lane:

A Trip Down Memory Lane:

Remaking and Rereading the Red Classics

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TV Drama in China

Gong Qian

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines how nostalgia for the revolutionary past provides ideas for the contemporary TV drama market. The term “Red Classics” (hong se jing dian) has appeared with regularity in Chinese media. These classics were created in the modern era, a conscious endeavor by the Chinese State to promote a revolutionary culture which would mold the socialist subject. The chapter begins by briefly setting the cultural backdrop against which the interest in the Red Classics was rekindled. It then identifies television's main narrative strategies to capture audiences and also considers the role of the state in regulating the production, and influencing the reception of, the genre.

Keywords:   TV drama, Red Classics, classics, Chinese media, revolutionary culture

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