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The Resource China pop : how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture, Jianying Zha

China pop : how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture, Jianying Zha

Label
China pop : how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture
Title
China pop
Title remainder
how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture
Statement of responsibility
Jianying Zha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in China, Jianying Zha now spends part of the year there and the rest in the United States. From her constant contact (and in many cases friendship) with a dynamic group of young novelists, filmmakers, and artists in China, she is able to describe a wide range of developments largely unknown to Western readers: the careful planning of television soap operas to placate popular unrest after Tiananmen, the growth of sex tabloids and pornography, the new generation of entrepreneurs successfully bringing to the mainland the consumer techniques of Hong Kong and the West, and the politics behind the censorship and commercial success of the film directors Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) and Zhang Yimou (Ju Dou and Raise the Red Lantern)." "The extraordinary transformation of China comes alive in these intriguing and enjoyable portraits. We see once-committed Communists becoming cynical capitalists, the regime seeking to control and manipulate the new media, and the confusion in the younger generation as to which values to follow. Writing from years of first-hand experience in China, Jianying Zha gives us a fascinating look at the transformation of contemporary China."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zha, Jianying
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Social change
Label
China pop : how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture, Jianying Zha
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After an icon -- Yearnings -- A city without walls -- Shadows on the screen -- The whopper -- Yellow peril -- Islanders
Control code
31607897
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9781565842496
Lccn
94043004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1654314
Label
China pop : how soap operas, tabloids, and bestsellers are transforming a culture, Jianying Zha
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After an icon -- Yearnings -- A city without walls -- Shadows on the screen -- The whopper -- Yellow peril -- Islanders
Control code
31607897
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9781565842496
Lccn
94043004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1654314

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