From National Preoccupation to Overseas Aspiration

Michael Keane

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:
From National Preoccupation to Overseas Aspiration

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This chapter examines some of the export successes of China's television drama industry. In recognizing dramas that have registered sales in international markets, it becomes apparent that classic and historical tales have been the mainstay. Other evidence, often anecdotal, suggests that the influence of Chinese dramas overseas has been considerable, mainly assisted by video distribution networks in Chinese communities and informal piracy channels.

Keywords: export; television drama; international markets; video distribution; piracy

Chapter.  4636 words. 

Subjects: Television

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