Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics

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In late 1995, the drama Heaven Above "(Cangtian zaishang)" debuted on Chinese TV. The series featured a villainous high-ranked government official, and was the first of the wildly popular corruption dramas that have riveted the nation ever since. "Staging Corruption" looks at the rise, fall, and reincarnation of corruption dramas, and their articulation of the collective dreams, and nightmares, of China in the market reform era. It also considers how these dramas, as products of the interplay between television stations, ...

Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics 2015, UBC Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780774826327

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Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics 2014, UBC Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780774826310

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