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Female Celebrities in Contemporary Chinese Society

Editors: Cai, Shenshen (Ed.)

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  • Examines the role played by contemporary Chinese female celebrities through the lens of broader social issues and public concerns.
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  • Focuses particular attention on famous women such as Liu Xiaoqing, Hong Huang, Xu Jinglei, Chai Jing and Yang Mi and Guan Xiaotong
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  • Considers the many changes and developments experienced by contemporary Chinese women in the post-socialist era
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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. 

About the authors

Shenshen Cai is a Chinese lecturer with Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. She completed her PhD in contemporary Chinese culture studies at the School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests focus on contemporary Chinese literature, film, theatre and folklore studies. Shenshen is the author of State Propaganda in China's Entertainment Industry (2016), Television Drama in Contemporary China: Political, Social and Cultural Phenomena (2016) and Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors (2017).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Celebrities in Contemporary Chinese Society
Editors
  • Shenshen Cai
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5980-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5980-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-5979-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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