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Celebrity/China<sup>*</sup>

Elaine Jeffreys and Louise Edwards

in Celebrity in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9789622090873
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206670 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0001
Celebrity/China*

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This book discusses the specific forms of celebrity that exist in China today and explores how China's celebrity culture incorporates aspects of global, capitalist practices into local Chinese systems. It covers a wide variety of fields, including: film, literature, popular music, political, and sports stardom; celebrity CEOs; and the relationship between the media and celebrity. It seeks to understand why the production and consumption of celebrity has become such a common feature of life in recent decades.

Keywords: celebrity; China; film; literature; popular music; political stardom; sports stardom; CEOs; media

Chapter.  7810 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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