Chinese Masculinities Revisited: Male Images in Contemporary Television Drama Serials
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]
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