The Cultural Politics of the Entertainment Media

  • Bingchun Meng
Part of the China in Transformation book series (CIT)


This chapter focuses on the cultural politics of entertainment media in China. I try to bring together institutional-level analysis and attention to discourses and meaning in two steps. First, I map out the political economy of both film and television industries, so as to explain the structural conditions that give rise to or suppress certain types of entertainment media content. Second, in the close reading of a few exemplary film and television texts, I situate the tensions and contradictions emerged from rhetorical devices of storytelling in the broader context of political, economic and social change in China.


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  • Bingchun Meng
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  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

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