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In Search of Celebrity Feminists in Contemporary China

  • Bin WangEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between Chinese female celebrities and feminism. Discussion of feminism is becoming more widespread in Chinese media and popular culture, owing in part to the contributions of activists and some academics. In contrast, few Chinese celebrities have explicitly associated themselves with feminism. This chapter asks why this has been the case in China more than in other countries. Part of the answer, the author argues, lies in the reputational and political risks that feminists are exposed to. Thus, the chapter considers the fraught place of feminism in the Chinese public sphere, and what feminism might look like for Chinese celebrities.

Keywords

Chinese celebrity Celebrity feminism nüquanzhuyi Weibo Xu Jiao 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Qu Qiubai School of GovernmentChangzhou UniversityChangzhouChina

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