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China's Shanzhai entrepreneurs: hooligans or heroes? 中國山寨企業家:流氓抑或是英雄

Smith, Callum Michael Bowden


In the final months of 2008, a certain kind of imitation mobile phone became popularly known as the ‘shanzhai handset’ ⼭寨⼿机. Originating from the Cantonese word saanjaaih chong ⼭寨廠, the modern Chinese term shanzhai ⼭寨 is often used to refer to activities that are unorthodox, involve imitation, and often mock the mainstream. Despite its widespread use, the actual meaning of the term shanzhai remains debateable. Through an analysis of academic and popular ...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e749587c4


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