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Introduction to TV drama in China

Zhu, Ying , Keane, Michael A., & Bai, Ruoyun (2008) Introduction to TV drama in China. In Bai, Ruoyun, Keane, Michael A., & Zhu, Ying (Eds.) TV dama in China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, China, pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

This collection of essays brings together the first comprehensive study of TV drama in China. Examining in depth the production, distribution and consumption of TV drama, the international team of experts 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 collection explores industry dynamics: how TV dramas are marketed and consumed on DVD, and China's aspirations to export its television drama rights. The book provides an international and cross-cultural perspective with chapters on Taiwanese TV drama in China, the impact of South Korean drama, and trans-border production between the Mainland and Hong Kong.

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ID Code: 18164
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: TV drama, China, Chinese media
ISBN: 9789622099401
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Hong Kong University Press
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2009 11:41
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:40

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