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Author Zheng, Yi, 1961-

Title Contemporary Chinese print media : cultivating middle class taste / Yi Zheng
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (119 pages) : illustrations
Series Media, culture and social change in Asia ; 34
Media, culture, and social change in Asia series ; 34
Contents Introduction: taste, class culture and the print media in contemporary China -- Exemplary tastes, memories of class. History as cultural sources: postreform nostalgia and select memories of the past -- Narrating city, placing class. Reconfiguration of space as "fix" and "niche" -- Writing Shanghai for good taste and affluence -- Looking for the peach blossom spring: Chengdu mode -- Aesthetic-politics of prosperity: romancing the middle class. White-collar romance -- Re-establishing bourgeois and middleclass sentiments -- Afterword
Summary This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban leisure-reading market
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Books and reading -- Social aspects -- China
Chinese literature -- Social aspects
Chinese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- China -- History -- 20th century
Middle class in literature.
Middle class -- China.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113451011X