Pop Culture China!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

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ABC-CLIO, 2007 - 384 頁

This exciting title in ABC-CLIO's Popular Culture in the Contemporary World series offers the nonspecialist reader the only up-to-date introduction to all facets of popular culture in China.


China's release from Maoist austerity has produced an explosion in popular culture. The Chinese have embraced such technologies as television and cell phones and shaped them to their own social context. Understanding modern China requires a thorough knowledge of daily life there. This book presents readers, from high-school and college students to the inquisitive tourist, with that knowledge.

The author, a scholar of Chinese culture, draws on his own fieldwork, along with authoritative scholarship and reporting, to give the reader a comprehensive, lively, and accessible introduction to all aspects of Chinese popular culture. The book begins with an introduction to understanding popular culture in China and covers mass media; print media; cinema, film, and video; the Internet; and also discusses the rise of consumption and consumerism. From the modernization of traditional theater to the traditional uses of modern technology, this book presents a guide to the emerging culture of a country that will inevitably become increasingly influential in coming years.


  • Nearly 100 photographs show various aspects of popular culture in action, including rock concerts, theatrical performances, leisure pursuits, film stills, and more
  • A glossary and bibliography provide access to terms and to further reading

 

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1 Understanding Popular Culture in China
1
2 Mass Media in China
35
3 Television
43
4 Radio
87
5 Newspapers
109
6 Magazines
139
7 Cinema Film and Video
155
8 The Internet and Telecommunications
193
10 Leisure Time Space and Consumption
235
11 Sports and Martial Arts
265
Setting the Scene
295
13 Theatre and Performance
301
14 Popular Music
335
Looking to the Future of Chinese Popular Culture
361
Index
367
About the Author
385

9 Consumption in China
225

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關於作者 (2007)

Kevin Latham is a lecturer in social anthropology of media at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England. He has written numerous articles on Chinese media, consumption, and popular culture.

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