Celebrity in China

This is the first book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production.

Author: Louise Edwards

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090873

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is the first book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production. The book comprises case studies from popular culture (film, music, dance, literature, internet); official culture (military, political, and moral exemplars) and business celebrities. This breadth illuminates the ways capitalism and communism converge in the elevation of particular individuals to fame in contemporary China. The book will interest scholars and students in media, popular culture and China studies. Journalists may find the book useful for their analysis of famous figures in China and people working in creative industries area may appreciate these insights into 'image management' in China.--Louise Edwards is professor of modern China studies at the University of Hong Kong. -Elaine Jeffreys is a senior lecturer in China studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.--
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Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism

The Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism is an essential reference source that examines the cultural and economic effects of the fandom phenomenon through a multidisciplinary lens and shapes an ...

Author: Wang, Cheng Lu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799810490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 605

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Fans of specific sports teams, television series, and video games, to name a few, often create subcultures in which to discuss and celebrate their loyalty and enthusiasm for a particular object or person. Due to their strong emotional attachments, members of these fandoms are often quick to voluntarily invest their time, money, and energy into a related product or brand, thereby creating a group of faithful and passionate consumers that play a significant role in multiple domains of contemporary culture. The Handbook of Research on the Impact of Fandom in Society and Consumerism is an essential reference source that examines the cultural and economic effects of the fandom phenomenon through a multidisciplinary lens and shapes an understanding of the impact of fandom on brand building. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as religiosity, cosplay, and event marketing, this publication is ideally designed for marketers, managers, advertisers, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, product developers, psychologists, entertainment managers, event coordinators, political scientists, anthropologists, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current studies on the global impact of this particularly devoted community.
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The Fake Celebrity in China

Written in a frank but humorous style, this work provides many insights into modern Chinese society.The book caused the author to be told to leave China and is currently banned for sale in China.

Author: Robert Black

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 146807301X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"A tale of debauchery ... which follows the experiences of an English teacher in China during the happy "boom times" when China won the right to host the Olympics and was accepted into the World Trade Organization"--Back cover.
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The Fake Celebrity in China

A novel set in China.

Author: Robert A. Black

Publisher: Poseidon Books

ISBN: 1921240679

Category: China

Page: 158

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A novel set in China.
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Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture

Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns.

Author: Lu Wang, Cheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522532217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns. Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture is an innovative scholarly resource that offers an in-depth discussion on the soaring popularity of fan communities and how these followers serve a larger purpose in a consumer-driven society. Highlighting applicable topics that include brand loyalty, fan perceptions, social media, and virtual realities, this publication is ideal for business managers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in learning more about how fan behavior can impact the economic environment.
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Celebrity Philanthropy

This book presents case studies of celebrity philanthropy from around the globe – including such figures as Shakira, Arundhati Roy, Zhang Ziyi, Bono and Madonna – looking at the tensions between celebrity activism and ground-level work ...

Author: Elaine Jeffreys

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783204847

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity – yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This book presents case studies of celebrity philanthropy from around the globe – including such figures as Shakira, Arundhati Roy, Zhang Ziyi, Bono, and Madonna – looking at the tensions between celebrity activism and ground-level work and the relationship between celebrity philanthropy and cultural citizenship.
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Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia

These untold inside stories of celebrity endorsement and advocacy will stimulate both academic and general readers’ interest in rethinking the economic and cultural implications of the phenomenon of stardom.

Author: Vivienne Leung

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Offering a rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia deconstructs the dynamics of “stardom” and celebrity endorsement in East Asia, and examines its impact on marketing communications and media. Through first-hand interviews with celebrities and entertainment industry practitioners, the book discusses the social, cultural and economic influences of celebrity through topics such as self-identity, celebrity-driven consumer behaviour, gender and race stereotypes, idol worship, etc. Interviews with celebrities such as Kai-Wah Kwok, Bob Lam, Denise Ho, Hilary Tsui and Francis Mak present the reader with insider accounts of celebrity formation, management and marketing in Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as South Korea and Taiwan. These untold inside stories of celebrity endorsement and advocacy will stimulate both academic and general readers’ interest in rethinking the economic and cultural implications of the phenomenon of stardom.
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Popular Culture in Asia

Popular Culture in Asia consists studies of film, music, architecture, television, and computer-mediated communication in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, addressing three topics: urban ...

Author: Lorna Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137270207

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Popular Culture in Asia consists studies of film, music, architecture, television, and computer-mediated communication in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, addressing three topics: urban modernities; modernity, celebrity, and fan culture; and memory and modernity.
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Female Celebrities in Contemporary Chinese Society

This book focuses on a representative group of contemporary Chinese female celebrities including actors, directors, writers and reporters, notably personalities such as Liu Xiaoqing, Hong Huang, Chai Jing and the most sought after young ...

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811359804

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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This book focuses on a representative group of contemporary Chinese female celebrities including actors, directors, writers and reporters, notably personalities such as Liu Xiaoqing, Hong Huang, Chai Jing and the most sought after young generation actors, Yang Mi and Guan Xiaotong. It analyses the on- and off- screen roles of these famous Chinese women, and the cultural, gender and social impact and significance embedded in them, whilst highlighting controversial social and cultural concerns and debates in contemporary China. The book furthers the understanding of the role played by contemporary female celebrities who are considered as social, cultural and feminist icons in present-day China, as reflected in their work, careers and private lives, and whose experiences help to understand Chinese women’s attitudes towards key issues such as career trajectories, marriage and family, gender identity, social changes, civil debates and political transformations, all of which are at the center of societal transformation in China.
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Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors

This new text examines recent popular Chinese films and derivative cultural phenomena, with a focus on films directed by celebrity directors such as Han Han, Guo Jingming, Xu Jinglei and Zhao Wei.

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811029660

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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This new text examines recent popular Chinese films and derivative cultural phenomena, with a focus on films directed by celebrity directors such as Han Han, Guo Jingming, Xu Jinglei and Zhao Wei. In opposition to Fifth and Sixth Generation Chinese filmmakers who explored the grand-narratives of history, the oppression of the pre-socialist and socialist eras, and those marginalized by socio-economic changes, the celebrity directors at the heart of this book center on the new trends of living and emotional challenges faced by contemporary Chinese people, in particular the younger generations. This book sheds light on newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China, such as the social stigma of being ‘left-over’ (reflected in Xu Jinglei’s films), the issue of wealth ‘flaunting’ (represented in Guo Jingming’s films) or nostalgia for the long lost innocence of adolescence (demonstrated in Zhao Wei’s film). Considering present-day consumer capitalism through the lens of cinema, this text analyses in detail the significance of films chosen for their relevance, providing a reflection of social reality and cultural changes in 21st century China.
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Imperfect Understanding Intimate Portraits of Chinese Celebrities

The people written about are among the most important figures of the Republican era, and the particular perspective on them presented by the essays is of both literary and historical importance"--

Author: Yuan-Ning Wen

Publisher: Cambria Sinophone World

ISBN: 1604979437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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This Silver E-Book Edition for institutional buyers provides web reader and PDF access. An abridged version can be downloaded in PDF and device formats.
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Celebrities Products and Presentation Styles

Advertising practitioners will find this book useful in helping determine the match relations between celebrities and products and select the most appropriate celebrity endorsers.

Author: Zhen Sun

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3838396731

Category: Celebrities

Page: 176

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Celebrity endorsement advertising has become a remarkable phenomenon in many countries as well as in China. Given the rising popularity of celebrity endorsements in China during the past two decades and the lack of relevant studies, this book seeks to fill the research gap. It mainly employs the method of content analysis over an extended sample of Chinese television commercials to generate new research evidence about the nature of celebrity advertising. The characteristics of celebrities, the matching relationships between celebrities and products, and the presentation styles of celebrity TV advertising are analyzed thoroughly. The findings lead to a few conclusions that have important implications for both theory and practice. Advertising practitioners will find this book useful in helping determine the match relations between celebrities and products and select the most appropriate celebrity endorsers. The book will deepen a reader s understanding of contemporary consumption culture and celebrity culture.
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A New Literary History of Modern China

Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as ...

Author: David Der-wei Wang

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674967915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1032

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Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as China’s receptivity to outside literary influences, and offers vibrant contrasting voices and points of view.
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International Celebrity Endorsement in the case of l Or al

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1,0, Northumbria University, language: English, abstract: L ́ORÈAL considers whether it should endorse its skin care ...

Author: Sabrina Hoffstädte

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638616737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: 1,0, Northumbria University, 32 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: L ́ORÈAL considers whether it should endorse its skin care products in the international markets and strengthen its international brands by using a celebrity. They further need advice regarding a standardised or adapted “product offering” and promotion campaign. This report will first give an overview of major cultural issues which l’Oréal might encounter in the international market place when implementing a standardised international marketing strategy. It will be then further investigated if these cultural issues will impinge on the suitability of celebrities to promote l’Oréal clients brands while addressing the aspects of local and global branding and promotion. At the very end, guidelines will be identified as to how to find the most fitting celebrity and a possible endorser for its products will be introduced.
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DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF ONLINE IDENTITIES BY CHINESE CELEBRITIES ON SINA WEIBO

The book can serve as a reference to the research on identity construction with its significant insights regarding the multi-faceted nature and relational dynamics of identity construction on social media and the uncovering of linguistic ...

Author: MINFEN LIN

Publisher: American Academic Press

ISBN: 9781631816765

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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Weibo, a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, a popular microblogging service platform originated from China, has become one of the leading SNSs in Greater China Region. It features huge numbers of active users as well as verified high-profiled celebrity users and corporate users. Incorporating the insights from socio-psychology field to build an integrated framework of analysis for describing and explaining the processes and products of online identity construction by Chinese celebrities, the book represents an attempt to investigates how Chinese celebrities discursively construct their personal and social identities on Sina Weibo. The book can serve as a reference to the research on identity construction with its significant insights regarding the multi-faceted nature and relational dynamics of identity construction on social media and the uncovering of linguistic acts and features constituting relational identity. In addition, the insights from the study could be a reference to provide practical implications for personal branding and personal rapport management in the new Web 2.0 era.
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The Media Student s Book

The book is specially designed to be easy and stimulating to use, with: a Companion Website with popular chapters from previous editions, extra case studies and further resources for teaching and learning, at: www.mediastudentsbook.com ...

Author: Gill Branston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136963797

Category: Social Science

Page: 462

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The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. Now in its fifth edition, this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded coverage of the most important issues currently facing media studies. It is structured in three main parts, addressing key concepts, debates, and research skills, methods and resources. Individual chapters include: approaching media texts narrative genres and other classifications representations globalisation ideologies and discourses the business of media new media in a new world? the future of television regulation now debating advertising, branding and celebrity news and its futures documentary and ‘reality’ debates from ‘audience’ to ‘users’ research: skills and methods. Each chapter includes a range of examples to work with, sometimes as short case studies. They are also supported by separate, longer case studies which include: Slumdog Millionaire online access for film and music CSI and detective fictions Let the Right One In and The Orphanage PBS, BBC and HBO images of migration The Age of Stupid and climate change politics. The authors are experienced in writing, researching and teaching across different levels of undergraduate study, with an awareness of the needs of students. The book is specially designed to be easy and stimulating to use, with: a Companion Website with popular chapters from previous editions, extra case studies and further resources for teaching and learning, at: www.mediastudentsbook.com margin terms, definitions, photos, references (and even jokes), allied to a comprehensive glossary follow-up activities in ‘Explore’ boxes suggestions for further reading and online research references and examples from a rich range of media and media forms, including advertising, cinema, games, the internet, magazines, newspapers, photography, radio, and television.
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Music Based TV Talent Shows in China

By studying the social and economic context of music-based reality TV talent shows, we can understand the changes of class and market dynamics of China in the last 30 years.

Author: Wei Huang

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1125435225

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Meritocracy refers to the idea that whatever our social position at birth, society should offer the means for those with the right "talent" to "rise to top." In context of celebrity culture, it could refer to the idea that society should allow all of us to have an equal chance to become celebrities. This article argues that as a result of globalization and consumerism in the post-reform market economy, the genre of music-based TV talent shows has become one of the most popular TV genres in China and has at the same time become a vehicle of a neoliberal meritocratic ideology. The rise of the ideology of meritocracy accompanied the pace of market reform in post-1980s China and is influenced by the loss of social safety nets during China's transition from a socialist to a market economy. By allowing celebrities created by profit-seeking industries to represent and arbitrate the "talent" that should be rewarded by society, TV talent shows normalize the neoliberal notion that all under the market system have the "equality of opportunity" to compete with one another. Thus, the cultural industries of China become dissociated from the working class to fit hegemonic models of culture and market logic. By studying the social and economic context of music-based reality TV talent shows, we can understand the changes of class and market dynamics of China in the last 30 years.
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Disassembling the Celebrity Figure

Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible explores the construction of celebrity brands, articulating consumers’ dependence on the perceived authenticity these brands portray.

Author: Jackie Raphael

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004365322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible explores the construction of celebrity brands, articulating consumers’ dependence on the perceived authenticity these brands portray. It examines this authenticity through an exploration of fandom, media representation, branding and celebrity deaths.
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The Internet and New Social Formation in China

Practicing public deliberation: the role of celebrity blogs and citizen-based blogs in China, in Harmonious Society, Civil Society and the Media Conference, Beijing, pp. 20–21. Davies, D. (2010). China's celebrity entrepreneurs: ...

Author: Weiyu Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317629283

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society. It questions how individuals, mediated by new information and communication technologies, come together to form new social categories. The book goes on to investigate how public(s) is formed in the era of network society, with particular focus on how fans become publics in a society that follows the logic of network. Using online surveys and in-depth interviews, this book provides a rich description of the process of constructing a new social formation in contemporary China.
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