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Celebrity in China

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ISBN 10 : 9789622090873
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Download or read book Celebrity in China PDF or another Format written by Louise Edwards and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is the first book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production. The book comprises case studies from popular culture (film, music, dance, literature, internet); official culture (military, political, and moral exemplars) and business celebrities. This breadth illuminates the ways capitalism and communism converge in the elevation of particular individuals to fame in contemporary China. The book will interest scholars and students in media, popular culture and China studies. Journalists may find the book useful for their analysis of famous figures in China and people working in creative industries area may appreciate these insights into 'image management' in China.--Louise Edwards is professor of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong. -Elaine Jeffreys is a senior lecturer in China studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.--


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The Internet and New Social Formation in China

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ISBN 10 : 9781317629283
Pages : 169 pages
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Download or read book The Internet and New Social Formation in China PDF or another Format written by Weiyu Zhang and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-22 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society. It questions how individuals, mediated by new information and communication technologies, come together to form new social categories. The book goes on to investigate how public(s) is formed in the era of network society, with particular focus on how fans become publics in a society that follows the logic of network. Using online surveys and in-depth interviews, this book provides a rich description of the process of constructing a new social formation in contemporary China.


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Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations

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ISBN 10 : 9781317521228
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Download or read book Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations PDF or another Format written by Lisa Ann Richey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discussion over celebrity engagement is often limited to theoretical critique or normative name-calling, without much grounded research into what it is that celebrities are doing, the same or differently throughout the world. Crucially, little attention has been paid to the Global South, either as a place where celebrities intervene into existing politics and social processes, or as the generator of Southern celebrities engaged in ‘do-gooding’. This book examines what the diverse roster of celebrity humanitarians are actually doing in and across North and South contexts. Celebrity humanitarianism is an effective lens for viewing the multiple and diverse relationships that constitute the links between North and South. New empirical findings on celebrity humanitarianism on the ground in Thailand, Malawi, Bangladesh, South Africa, China, Haiti, Congo, US, Denmark and Australia illustrate the impact of celebrity humanitarianism in the Global South and celebritization, participation and democratization in the donor North. By investigating one of the most mediatized and distant representations of humanitarianism (the celebrity intervention) from a perspective of contextualization, the book underscores the importance of context in international development. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of development studies, celebrity studies, anthropology, political science, geography, and related disciplines. It is also of great relevance to development practitioners, humanitarian NGOs, and professionals in business (CSR, fair trade) who work in the increasingly celebritized field.


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Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors

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ISBN 10 : 9789811029660
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors PDF or another Format written by Shenshen Cai and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-03-10 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new text examines recent popular Chinese films and derivative cultural phenomena, with a focus on films directed by celebrity directors such as Han Han, Guo Jingming, Xu Jinglei and Zhao Wei. In opposition to Fifth and Sixth Generation Chinese filmmakers who explored the grand-narratives of history, the oppression of the pre-socialist and socialist eras, and those marginalized by socio-economic changes, the celebrity directors at the heart of this book center on the new trends of living and emotional challenges faced by contemporary Chinese people, in particular the younger generations. This book sheds light on newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China, such as the social stigma of being ‘left-over’ (reflected in Xu Jinglei’s films), the issue of wealth ‘flaunting’ (represented in Guo Jingming’s films) or nostalgia for the long lost innocence of adolescence (demonstrated in Zhao Wei’s film). Considering present-day consumer capitalism through the lens of cinema, this text analyses in detail the significance of films chosen for their relevance, providing a reflection of social reality and cultural changes in 21st century China.


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New Mentalities of Government in China

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ISBN 10 : 9781317422365
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Download or read book New Mentalities of Government in China PDF or another Format written by David Bray and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-13 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China continues to transform apace, flowing from the forces of deregulation, privatization and globalization unleashed by economic reforms which began in late 1978. The dramatic scope of economic change in China is often counterposed to the apparent lack of political change as demonstrated by continued Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule. However, the ongoing dominance of the CCP belies the fact that much has also changed in relation to practices of government, including how authorities and citizens interact in the management of daily life. New Mentalities of Government in China examines how the privatization and professionalization of ‘public’ service provision is transforming the nature of government and everyday life in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The book addresses key theoretical questions on the nature of government in China and documents the emergence of a range of ‘new mentalities of government’ in China. Its chapters focus on areas such as clinical trials, conceptualizing government, consumer activity, elite philanthropy, lifestyle and beauty advice, public health, social work, volunteering; and urban and rural planning. Offering a topical examination of shifting modes of governance in contemporary China, this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, politics and sociology.


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Religion and Media in China

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ISBN 10 : 9781317534518
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Download or read book Religion and Media in China PDF or another Format written by Stefania Travagnin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland China (including Tibet), Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as diasporic Chinese communities outside Asia, contributors consider topics including the historical and ideological roots of media representations of religion, expressions of religious faith online and in social media, state intervention (through both censorship and propaganda), religious institutions’ and communities’ use of various forms of media, and the role of the media in relations between online/offline and local/diaspora communities. Chapters engage with the major religious traditions practiced in contemporary China, namely Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, and new religious movements. Religion and the Media in China serves as a critical survey of case studies and suggests theoretical and methodological tools for a thorough and systematic study of religion in modern China. Contributors to the volume include historians of religion, sinologists, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and media and communication scholars. The critical theories that contributors develop around key concepts in religion—such as authority, community, church, ethics, pilgrimage, ritual, text, and practice—contribute to advancing the emerging field of religion and media studies.


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Asian Sport Celebrity

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ISBN 10 : 9781000372182
Pages : 182 pages
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Download or read book Asian Sport Celebrity PDF or another Format written by Koji Kobayashi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does the ‘Asian’ mean in Asian sport celebrity? With a collection of nine essays on Asian sport celebrities variously associated with Australia, Belgium, China, Japan, New Zealand, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of the multi-faceted construction of what it means to be Asian from the perspectives of race, ethnicity and regionality. Sport celebrity, as a modern invention, is disseminated from the West to the rest of the globe including Asia, and so are its functions of symbolizing particular values, desires and personalities idolized and idealized within their respective societies. While Asian athletes were historically depicted as weak, fragile and biologically ‘unsuited’ to modern sport, the emergence of more than a few world-class Asian athletes in the twenty-first century demands an in-depth inquiry into the relationship between sport celebrity and the representation of Asia. This book is therefore essential for those interested in a range of socio-cultural issues—including globalization, transnationalism, migration, modernity, (post-)coloniality, gender politics, spectacle, citizenship, Orientalism, and nationalism—within and beyond Asia. It was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.


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Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

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Download or read book Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture PDF or another Format written by Dorothy Wai Sim Lau and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Defending Rights in Contemporary China

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ISBN 10 : 9781136265471
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Defending Rights in Contemporary China PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Benney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights campaigners, the development of rights entrepreneurs, and the selection of representatives and leaders in rights defence campaigns. Defending Rights in Contemporary China offers the first comprehensive analysis of the emergence and development of notions of rights defence, or weiquan, in China. Further, it shows that rights defence campaigns reflect the changing lives and priorities of Chinese citizens, both urban and rural, and the changing distribution of power in China. The Chinese government first used rights defence to promote the law and protect the rights of the weak. But the use of rights defence strategies by private citizens, and lawyers also demonstrates changing power structures – in areas as diverse as private property rights, rights for the handicapped, corruption claims and grievances with officials. In this book, Jonathan Benney argues that the idea of rights defence has gone from being a tool of the government to being a tool to attack the party-state, and explores the consequences of this controversial activist movement. This book offers essential insight into the development of rights in contemporary China and will be highly relevant for students, scholars and specialists in legal developments in Asia as well as anyone interested in social movements in China.


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Female Celebrities in Contemporary Chinese Society

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ISBN 10 : 9811359792
Pages : 227 pages
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Download or read book Female Celebrities in Contemporary Chinese Society PDF or another Format written by Shenshen Cai and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2019-02-25 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on a representative group of contemporary Chinese female celebrities including actors, directors, writers and reporters, notably personalities such as Liu Xiaoqing, Hong Huang, Chai Jing and the most sought after young generation actors, Yang Mi and Guan Xiaotong. It analyses the on- and off- screen roles of these famous Chinese women, and the cultural, gender and social impact and significance embedded in them, whilst highlighting controversial social and cultural concerns and debates in contemporary China. The book furthers the understanding of the role played by contemporary female celebrities who are considered as social, cultural and feminist icons in present-day China, as reflected in their work, careers and private lives, and whose experiences help to understand Chinese women’s attitudes towards key issues such as career trajectories, marriage and family, gender identity, social changes, civil debates and political transformations, all of which are at the center of societal transformation in China.


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Mapping Media in China

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ISBN 10 : 9780415699396
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book Mapping Media in China PDF or another Format written by Wanning Sun and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mapping Media in China is the first book-length study that goes below the 'national' scale to focus on the rich diversity of media in China from local, provincial and regional angles. This book explores the media as both a reflection of the diversity within China and as an active agent behind these growing differences. It will be invaluable to both students and scholars of Chinese and Asian studies, media and communication studies, geography, anthropology and cultural studies.


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China's Thought Management

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ISBN 10 : 9781136633898
Pages : 218 pages
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Download or read book China's Thought Management PDF or another Format written by Anne-Marie Brady and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-02-06 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: China's Thought Management argues that by re-emphasizing and modernizing propaganda and thought work since 1989, the CCP has managed to overcome a succession of local and national level crises - the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the impact of the collapse Socialism in the Eastern bloc, SARS, ethnic clashes in Tibet and Xinjiang, to name but a few - emerging re-strengthened and as dominant in Chinese society as ever. The contributors to this book address such crucial issues as the new emphasis on economic propaganda, the continued importance of the PLA propaganda system in China’s overall propaganda work and political stability, how the CCP uses "Confu-talk" in its foreign and domestic propaganda, and new approaches to mass persuasion such as "campaigns of mass distraction". Each chapter is a case study of the multiple ways in which the CCP has modified and adjusted its propaganda to reflect China’s changed economic and political environment. Challenging readers to reconceptualise mainstream understandings of the CCP’s hold on power and the means the CCP government adopts to maintain its authority to rule, this book will be invaluable reading for anyone interested in the Chinese media and Chinese politics.


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Prostitution Scandals in China

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ISBN 10 : 9780415503426
Pages : 210 pages
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Download or read book Prostitution Scandals in China PDF or another Format written by Elaine Jeffreys and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prostitution Scandals in Chinapresents an examination of media coverage of prostitution-related scandals in contemporary China. It demonstrates that the subject of prostitution is not only widely debated, but also that these public discussions have ramifications for some of the key social, legal and political issues affecting citizens of the PRC. Further, this book shows how these public discussions impact on issues as diverse as sexual exploitation, civil rights, government corruption, child and youth protection, policing abuses, and public health. In this book Elaine Jeffreys highlights China’s changing sexual behaviours in the context of rapid social and economic change. Her work points to changes in the nature of the PRC’s prostitution controls flowing from media exposure of policing and other abuses. It also illustrates the emergence of new and legally based conceptions of rightful citizenship in China today, such as children’s rights, the right to privacy, work, sex, and health, and the rights of citizens to claim legal redress for losses and injuries experienced as the result of unlawful acts by state personnel. Prostitution Scandals in Chinawill be of great interest to students and scholars across a range of diverse fields including Chinese culture and society, gender studies and media and communication studies.


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Digital Media in Urban China

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ISBN 10 : 9781786607331
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Digital Media in Urban China PDF or another Format written by Wilfred Yang Wang and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-10-04 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the use and culture of digital media in urban Chinese cities.


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ISBN 10 : 9781119563112
Pages : 770 pages
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Download or read book Global Marketing Management PDF or another Format written by Masaaki (Mike) Kotabe and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-01-09 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Global Marketing Management, 8th Edition combines academic rigor, contemporary relevance, and student-friendly readability to review how marketing managers can succeed in the increasingly competitive international business environment. This in-depth yet accessible textbook helps students understand state-of-the-art global marketing practices and recognize how marketing managers work across business functions to achieve overall corporate goals. The author provides relevant historical background and offers logical explanations of current trends based on information from marketing executives and academic researchers around the world. Designed for students majoring in business, this thoroughly updated eighth edition both describes today's multilateral realities and explores the future of marketing in a global context. Building upon four main themes, the text discusses marketing management in light of the drastic changes the global economy has undergone, the explosive growth of information technology and e-commerce, the economic and political forces of globalization, and the various consequences of corporate action such as environmental pollution, substandard food safely, and unsafe work environments. Each chapter contains review and discussion questions to encourage classroom participation and strengthen student learning.


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ISBN 10 : 9781628927375
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Celebrity Capital PDF or another Format written by Barrie Gunter and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns. They are used to promote health messages. In other words, celebrities are often perceived to possess qualities that give them special value or what we will refer to here as 'celebrity capital'. This means that celebrities are regarded as being able to add premium value to specific objects, events, and issues and hence render these items more valuable or effective. Employing an interesting and new approach to the growing scholarly interest in celebrity culture, Barrie Gunter uses the idea of value as expressed through the term 'capital'. Capital usually refers to the monetary worth of something. Celebrity capital however can be measured in economic terms but also in social, political and psychological terms. Research from around the world has been collated to provide an evidence-based analysis of the value of celebrity in the 21st century and how it can be systematically assessed. Including further reading for students, key points and end of chapter discussion questions, Gunter creates the first methodology to assess the value of fame.