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Celebrity in China

Author: Louise P Edwards; Elaine Jeffreys
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2010.
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Explores celebrity in the People's Republic of China, examining how international norms of celebrity production interact with those operating in China. The book comprises case studies from popular  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise P Edwards; Elaine Jeffreys
ISBN: 9789622090873 9622090877 9789622090880 9622090885
OCLC Number: 489002996
Description: xi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Celebrity/China / Elaine Jeffreys and Louise Edwards --
Military celebrity in China : the evolution of 'heroic and model servicemen' / Louise Edwards --
China's celebrity mothers : female virtues, patriotism and social harmony / Yingjie Guo --
Accidental celebrities : China's chastity heroines and charity / Elaine Jeffreys --
Celebrity philanthropy : the cultivation of China's HIV/AIDS heroes / Johanna Hood --
Jet Li : 'wushu master' in sport and film / Mary Farquhar --
Literary celebrity in China : from reformers to rebels / Shuyu Kong --
Flexible celebrity : a half-century of Miao pop / Louise Schein --
Jin Xing : China's transsesual star of dance / Gloria Davies and M.E. Davies --
China's celebrity entrepreneurs : business models for 'success' / David J. Davies --
China's internet celebrity : Furong Jiejie / I.D. Roberts.
Responsibility: edited by Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys.
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'This excellent collection of essays on China's celebrities is at once an entertaining read and a serious study on the political economy of superstar culture. Many on the list of the famous and Read more...

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