Celebrity in China

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Hong Kong University Press, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 300 pages
Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. While there is now a substantial body of literature on celebrity culture in Australia, Europe and the Americas, this is the first book-length exploration of celebrity in China. It examines how international norms of celebrity production interact with those operating in China. 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 provides readers with insights into the ways capitalism and communism converge in the elevation of particular individuals to fame in contemporary China. The book also points to areas where Chinese conceptions of fame and celebrity are unique.
 

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Contents

1 CelebrityChina
1
The Evolution of Heroic and Model Servicemen
21
Female Virtues Patriotism and Social Harmony
45
Chinas Chastity Heroines and Charity
67
The Cultivation of Chinas HIVAIDS Heroes
85
Wushu Master in Sport and Film
103
From Reformers to Rebels
125
A HalfCentury of Miao Pop
145
Chinas Transsexual Star of Dance
169
Business Models for Success
193
Furong Jiejie
217
Notes
237
References
243
Index
277
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Louise Edwards is professor of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong.

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