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Chinese stardom in participatory cyberculture

Author: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] ©2019.
Series: International film stars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines transnational Chinese stardom as a Web-based phenomenon. Generates a new model to address the virtual forms of stardom and the under-explored dimensions of Chinese stars. Revisits the star construction of globally acclaimed Chinese performers such as Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen. Themes include: star performance; the star body; ethnicity; stars and audience; and phonic persona.

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau
ISBN: 9781474460040 1474460046
OCLC Number: 1121039500
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 210 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Blogging Donnie Yen: remaking the martial arts body as a cyber-intertext --
2. `Flickering' Jackie Chan: the actor-ambassadorial persona on photo-sharing sites --
3. `Friending' Jet Li on Facebook: the celebrity-philanthropist persona in online social networks --
4. YouTubing Zhang Ziyi: Chinese female stardom in fan videos on video-sharing sites --
5. Discussing Takeshi Kaneshiro: the pan-Asian star image on fan forums.
Series Title: International film stars.
Responsibility: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau.


With case studies of popular stars like Linda Lin Dai and Edison Chen, and spectacular genres like the Shaolin Temple cycle of martial arts films, the book explores what it meant to be both  Read more...


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