Rescaling the Local and the National:

Carol Chow and Eric Ma

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:
Rescaling the Local and the National:

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This chapter examines “trans-border production,” a term unique to the geo-cultural politics of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). The border between the Mainland and the SAR is less rigid than before 1997. However, Hong Kong has been outsourcing its production to more cost-efficient locations. The chapter examines how, when, and why Hong Kong producers moved their TV-drama production to Mainland China. It also examines the impact of the trans-border production on the rescaling of Hong Kong, particularly TVB's output.

Keywords: trans-border production; Hong Kong; SAR; outsourcing; China; TVB

Chapter.  5530 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Television

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