Knowledge, Economy, and Government

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung and Albert Moran

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098206
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207219 | DOI:
Knowledge, Economy, and Government

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This chapter explores the relationship between quiz shows and economic development. It begins with a brief discussion of the penetration of such shows within Asia and then examines the social impact when traditional understandings of knowledge intersect with contemporary knowledge capitalism. The chapter also analyzes how imported formats, particularly Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link, refashion the relationship between government and entrepreneurship, and between ethical values and expediency.

Keywords: quiz shows; economic development; knowledge; capitalism; Millionaire; Weakest Link

Chapter.  5827 words. 

Subjects: Television

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