Carnival China Book

Carnival China


  • Author : Kerry Brown
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783264261

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Carnival China Excerpt :

With Foreword writer John Keane The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which China operates. They deal with internal and external matters, and cover a range of topics, from the fall out over the award of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo to the build-up in 2008 to the Beijing Olympics. Furnished with a comprehensive introduction which sets out an assessment of where China was heading in the first and second decades of the 21st century, the essays encompass voices from the political elite, the migrant labourers and the complex patchwork of groups, people and interests that constitute a rising China whose influence is now felt across the world. Carnival China is a celebration of the confusion, dynamism and colour of China, presented through short essays which were written at the time key events happened and which capture and analyse the country's contradictions and complexities. Contents:IntroductionThe Context: Governing ChinaSociety in Carnival China: The Beautiful, the Damned and the OlympicsChina and the Outside WorldThe Road to 2012: The Leadership TransitionThe Enemies Within: Separatists, Dissidents, and the ProtestorsFollowing the Money: The Chinese EconomyAfter Hu Jintao Readership: Social science students and individuals interested in Chinese politics. Key Features:Captures the feelings and impact of key events in China and its repercussions across the world as they happenedCovers a critical period in China's developmentAddresses some of the major themes of modern China — the way it relates to the world, its political elite and their intentions, its sense of self and identity and how this is often contestedKeywords:China;Politics;Hu Jintao;Politburo;Communist PartyReviews: “F

Craziness and Carnival in Neo Noir Chinese Cinema Book

Craziness and Carnival in Neo Noir Chinese Cinema


  • Author : Harry H. Kuoshu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030730819

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Craziness and Carnival in Neo Noir Chinese Cinema Excerpt :

Craziness and Carnival in Neo-Noir Chinese Cinema offers an in-depth discussion of the “stone phenomenon” in Chinese film production and cinematic discourses triggered by the extraordinary success of the 2006 low-budget film, Crazy Stone. Surveying the nuanced implications of the film noir genre, Harry Kuoshu argues that global neo noir maintains a mediascape of references, borrowings, and re-workings and explores various social and cultural issues that constitute this Chinese episode of neo noir. Combining literary explorations of carnival, postmodernism, and post-socialism, Kuoshu advocates for neo noir as a cultural phenomenon that connects filmmakers, film critics, and film audiences rather than an industrial genre.

Online Society in China Book

Online Society in China


  • Author : David Kurt Herold
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011-03-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136808869

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Online Society in China Excerpt :

This book discusses the rich and varied culture of China's online society, and its impact on offline China. It argues that the Internet in China is a separate 'space', and is more than merely a technological or media extension of offline Chinese society.

Religion and Media in China Book

Religion and Media in China


  • Author : Stefania Travagnin
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317534525

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Religion and Media in China 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.

China Online Book
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China Online


  • Author : Peter Marolt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317611158

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China Online Excerpt :

The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of Chinese cyberspaces, conceptualizing online and offline China as separate but inter-connected spaces in which a wide array of people and groups act and interact under the gaze of a seemingly monolithic authoritarian state. The cyberspaces comprising "online China" are understood as spaces for interaction and negotiation that influence "offline China". The book argues that these spaces allow their users greater "freedoms" despite ubiquitous control and surveillance by the state authorities. The book is a sequel to the editors’ earlier work, Online Society in China: Creating, Celebrating and Instrumentalising the Online Carnival (Routledge, 2011).

Chinese Documentaries Book

Chinese Documentaries


  • Author : Yingchi Chu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-06-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134186020

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Chinese Documentaries Excerpt :

In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play a significant role, this book discusses various types of Chinese documentaries, under both the planned and the market economy. It especially explores the relationship between documentaries and society, showing how, under the market economy, although the government continues to use the genre as propaganda to promote its ideologies and policies, documentaries are being used as a medium where public concerns and alternative voices can be heard.

Social Media in Rural China Book

Social Media in Rural China


  • Author : Tom McDonald
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910634684

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Social Media in Rural China Excerpt :

China’s distinctive social media platforms have gained notable popularity among the nation’s vast number of internet users, but has China’s countryside been ‘left behind’ in this communication revolution? Tom McDonald spent 15 months living in a small rural Chinese community researching how the residents use social media in their daily lives. His ethnographic findings suggest that, far from being left behind, many rural Chinese people have already integrated social media into their everyday experience.Throughout his ground-breaking study, McDonald argues that social media allows rural people to extend and transform their social relationships by deepening already existing connections with friends known through their school, work or village, while also experimenting with completely new forms of relationships through online interactions with strangers, particularly when looking for love and romance. By juxtaposing these seemingly opposed relations, rural social media users are able to use these technologies to understand, capitalise on and challenge the notions of morality that underlie rural life.

Report on the Development of Cruise Industry in China  2018  Book

Report on the Development of Cruise Industry in China 2018


  • Author : Hong Wang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811337802

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Report on the Development of Cruise Industry in China 2018 Excerpt :

This book is an annual research report prepared by the cruise industry experts and scholars at home and abroad invited by Shanghai International Cruise Business Institute based on the current development situations of the international cruise industry, is an important part of the “X Book Series” of the Social Science Academic Press (China). This book consists of five parts, i.e., “General Report”, “Special Articles for High-quality Tourism: Common Value and Government Management”, “The Cruise Industry”, “Policy Suggestions” and “Appendix”, and it has richer and more perfect contents in comparison with the previous versions. Under the Book, the development environment of the cruise industry at home and abroad during 2017-2018 as well as the development situations, strategic paths and future trends is analyzed in the form of the General Report and the current development trend of the cruise industry in China is introduced based on the top ten hot topics. With the economic development trend from the high-speed growth to the high-quality development in China, the new topic “Special Articles for High-quality Tourism: Common Value and Government Management” is presented in the Book to discuss the quality development patterns and paths of the cruise tourism in China, the high-quality development mechanism of the cruise tourism as well as the cruise tourism market cultivation and standardization system, so as to better enhance the quality of the cruise market development in China. In Part 3 “The Cruise Industry” and Part 4 “Policy Suggestions” under the Book, the whole picture of the cruise economy in China in the new era is presented, problems during the industrial development are analyzed and corresponding policy suggestions are given.

China s International Relations and Harmonious World Book

China s International Relations and Harmonious World


  • Author : Astrid H. M. Nordin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317370031

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China s International Relations and Harmonious World Excerpt :

As scholars and publics look for alternatives to what is understood as a violent Western world order, many claim that China can provide such an alternative through the Chinese dream of a harmonious world. This book takes this claim seriously and examines its effects by tracing the notion across several contexts: the policy documents and speeches that launched harmony as an official term under previous president Hu Jintao; the academic literatures that asked what a harmonious world might look like; the propaganda and mega events that aimed to illustrate it; the online spoofing culture that is used to criticise and avoid "harmonization"; and the incorporation of harmony into current president Xi Jinping’s "Chinese dream". This book finds contemporary Chinese society and international relations saturated with harmony. Yet, rather than offering an alternative to problems in "Western" thought, it counter-intuitively argues that harmony has not taken place, is not taking place, and will not take place. The argument unfolds as a contribution to wider debates on time, space and multiplicity in world politics. Offering analysis of the important but understudied concept of harmony, Nordin provides new and creative insights into wider contemporary issues in Chinese politics, society and scholarship. The book also suggests a creative and novel methodology for studying foreign policy concepts more broadly, drawing on critical thinkers in innovative ways and in a new empirical context. It will be of interest to students and scholars of IR, Chinese foreign and security policy and IR theory.

Museum Representations of Chinese Diasporas Book

Museum Representations of Chinese Diasporas


  • Author : Cangbai Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000286939

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Museum Representations of Chinese Diasporas Excerpt :

Museum Representations of Chinese Diasporas is the first book to analyse the recent upsurge in museums on Chinese diasporas in China. Examining heritage-making beyond the nation state, the book provides a much-needed, critical examination of China’s engagement with its diasporic communities. Drawing on fieldwork in more than ten museums, as well as interviews with museum practitioners and archival study, Wang offers a timely analysis of the complex ways in which Chinese diasporas are represented in the museum space of China, the ancestral homeland. Arguing that diasporic heritage is highly ambivalent and introducing a diasporic perspective to the study of cultural heritage, this book opens up a new avenue of inquiry into the study and management of cultural heritage in China and beyond. Most importantly, perhaps, Wang sheds new light on the dynamic between China and Chinese diasporas through the lens of the museum. Museum Representations of Chinese Diasporas takes a transnational perspective that will draw attention to the under-researched connections between heritage, mobility and meaning in a global context. As such, this cross-disciplinary work will be of interest to scholars and students working in the museum and heritage studies fields, as well as those studying Asia, China, migration and diaspora, anthropology, history and culture.

China Through European Eyes  800 Years Of Cultural And Intellectual Encounter Book

China Through European Eyes 800 Years Of Cultural And Intellectual Encounter


  • Author : Kerry Brown
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2022-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800612648

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China Through European Eyes 800 Years Of Cultural And Intellectual Encounter Excerpt :

China Through European Eyes provides a reader's perspective on the conceptualisation of China by Europeans over the last 800 years. With annotated excerpts of their key China related writings by influential figures such as Voltaire, Ricci, Leibniz, Montesquieu, Marx, Weber, Hegel, Barthes and Kristeva, this collection brings together the visions and ideas of individuals who had a unique impact upon European culture. The views within range wildly as the authors wrestle with what sense to make of China's cultural and social difference to their lives in the West, conceptualising China as a place of threat, otherness, exoticism, but also inspiration.This important selection allows for comparison of perspectives across different times in Europe, allowing readers to map out continuities and evolutions of attitudes towards China. It shows that contemporary European attitudes towards China have deep roots. With an extensive introduction, full bibliography and widespread annotations on original texts, this book will be of interest to anyone engaged with the role of China in the world today, particularly those interested in how the crucial relationship between China and Europe developed over time.Related Link(s)

China s Digital Presence in the Asia Pacific Book

China s Digital Presence in the Asia Pacific


  • Author : Michael Keane
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785276231

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China s Digital Presence in the Asia Pacific Excerpt :

This book explores China's digital presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on new research into the business models of digital platforms, it shows how China's leading internet technology platforms are contributing to China's actual cultural influence and its perceived reputation. Drawing on political economy of the media, industry analysis, platform studies and cultural policy studies, the book shows that China's commercial digital platforms are increasingly recognized outside China and can disseminate Chinese culture more effectively than government supported media. In considering the multi-layered rise of China argument, the book considers its growing technological status as an innovative nation through four policy approaches: culture+, industry+, internet+ and platform+. Other + characterizations include intelligent+ and social+. These + characterizations show how China is rejuvenating, drawing technological know-how from the region, and adding to its cultural (and soft) power. The book focuses on six locations: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. The authors analyse Beijing's changing policies towards the governance of culture, internet technologies and digital platforms, as well as examining consumer perceptions of China and Chinese products in the Asia-Pacific region. In using the + characterizations, the authors provide a comprehensive analysis of how Chinese cultural and creative industries became digital, as well as investigating the key players and the leading platforms including Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance, TikTok, Baidu, iQiyi, and Meituan.

China s 19th Party Congress  Start Of A New Era Book

China s 19th Party Congress Start Of A New Era


  • Author : Brown Kerry
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-08-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786345936

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China s 19th Party Congress Start Of A New Era Excerpt :

This book gives an overview of key themes domestically and internationally from the 19th Communist Party Congress held in Beijing in October 2017, setting out the main policy priorities for the Xi government in China as the country moves towards fulfillment of the first Centenary Goal, the hundredth anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.Written as the first full length analysis by an international group of authors of different aspects of the Congress, making it perfect for graduate students and researchers, as well as individuals interested in China Studies.

China in the Mix Book

China in the Mix


  • Author : Ying Xiao
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496812612

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China in the Mix Excerpt :

Scarce attention has been paid to the dimension of sound and its essential role in constructing image, culture, and identity in Chinese film and media. China in the Mix fills a critical void with the first book on the sound, languages, scenery, media, and culture in post-Socialist China. In this study, Ying Xiao explores fascinating topics, including appropriations of popular folklore in the Chinese new wave of the 1980s; Chinese rock 'n' roll and youth cinema in fin de siècle China; the political-economic impact of free market imperatives and Hollywood pictures on Chinese film industry and filmmaking in the late twentieth century; the reception and adaptation of hip hop; and the emerging role of Internet popular culture and social media in the early twenty-first century. Xiao examines the articulations and representations of mass culture and everyday life, concentrating on their aural/oral manifestations in contemporary Chinese cinema and in a wide spectrum of media and cultural productions. China in the Mix offers the first comprehensive investigation of Chinese film, expressions, and culture from a unique, cohesive acoustic angle and through the prism of global media-cultural exchange. It shows how the complex, evolving uses of sound (popular music, voice-over, silence, noise, and audio mixing) in film and media reflect and engage the important cultural and socio-historical shifts in contemporary China and in the increasingly networked world. Xiao offers an innovative new conception of Chinese film and media and their audiovisual registers in the historiographical frame of China amid the global landscape.

The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism Book

The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism


  • Author : Quan Li
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811041396

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The Idea of Governance and the Spirit of Chinese Neoliberalism Excerpt :

This book offers a critical assessment of governance ideas in the context of Chinese neoliberalism. It argues that the Chinese version of governance has emerged as an important discursive practice in the articulation of the neoliberal spirit of the national reform agenda. The book first examines the institutional and intellectual background of governance ideas, capturing the key features of neoliberalization in transitional China. The main body of investigation is an interpretive analysis of governance in terms of its normative principles and technical skills, which effectively package the mature neoliberal vision and reality so that it indicates the dominant ruling structure of Chinese neoliberalism. The subsequent analysis presents a genealogical review of governance discourse and traces its adaptation to local neoliberal experiments. The book concludes with reflections on possible ways of critical engagement with governance ideas and with the intellectual aspects of neoliberalism.