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Chinese Masculinities Revisited: Male Images in Contemporary Television Drama Serials

Song, Geng

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This article investigates the discourse of masculinity in contemporary Chinese popular culture by critical readings of TV drama serials (dianshi lianxuju), a crucial and underresearched site for the study of ideology, shown on prime-time national channels in recent years (2003-2007). In particular, it examines the male images in three sweepingly popular TV programs-The Big Dye House (Da ranfang), Halfway Couples (Banlu fuqi), and Unsheathing the Sword (Liangjian)-as "cultural types." It looks...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39420
Source: Modern China
DOI: 10.1177/0097700410368221

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