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Mainstream Culture Refocused.

Author: Xueping Zhong
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] University of Hawai'i Press 2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : DocumentView all editions and formats
Summary:
Serialized television drama (dianshiju), perhaps the most popular and influential cultural form in China, offers a wide, penetrating look at the tensions and contradictions of the post-revolutionary and pro-market period. Zhong Xueping's timely new work argues for recognizing the complexity of dianshiju's melodramatic mode and its various subgenres, in effect "refocusing" mainstream Chinese culture. Mainstream  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xueping Zhong
ISBN: 9780824834173 0824834178
OCLC Number: 1193016540
Language Note: English.
Accession No: (DE-627)1703053273 (DE-599)KEP053854810 (DOAB)44664 (EBP)053854810
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource ( p.))

Abstract:

Serialized television drama (dianshiju), perhaps the most popular and influential cultural form in China, offers a wide, penetrating look at the tensions and contradictions of the post-revolutionary and pro-market period. Zhong Xueping's timely new work argues for recognizing the complexity of dianshiju's melodramatic mode and its various subgenres, in effect "refocusing" mainstream Chinese culture. Mainstream Culture Refocused explores the manifestations, in dianshiju, of issues of history and tradition; the cultural and ideological issues surrounding the notion of youth; and how women's emotions are represented in relation to their desire for "happiness." Song lyrics from music composed for television dramas are considered as "popular poetics" that express nostalgia and uncertainty, mirroring the social contradictions of the reform era.

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