Family Matters:

Shuyu Kong

in TV Drama in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099401
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207646 | DOI:
Family Matters:

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This chapter examines prime-time series that deal with love and marriage in the contemporary urban middle-class family. It discusses how this new discourse is implicated with gender issues, class concerns, and state ideology. The chapter also argues that Chinese family drama has opened up a cultural forum for various social groups and ideological agents to make sense of dramatic social changes and to address the everyday emotional concerns of Chinese viewers.

Keywords: love; marriage; middle-class family; family; gender issues; class concerns; state ideology

Chapter.  5738 words. 

Subjects: Television

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