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How has TV dramas legitimised China's rural neoliberal transformation agenda?

Yan, Ran (2019) How has TV dramas legitimised China's rural neoliberal transformation agenda? In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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The Chinese state is leading a neoliberal transformation in China's rural area. A growing number of rural topic TV dramas choose to follow its agenda. However, it is not clear why the TV drama industry gets involved in this rural transformation process, and how much these dramas can help the state to carry out its policies. This study aims to address these issues. By conducting in-depth interviews with government officials, drama professionals and peasants in two villages, supplemented by analyses of relevant literature and archives, this research reveals how China's rural neoliberal transformation process looks like when it intersects with China's media marketisation process. It concludes that the Chinese state is increasingly collaborating with the market for the interpenetration of political-economic interests, and thereby joins the global discussion on how neoliberalism, as a way of governing, works in different socio-political contexts.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:Department of Political Science and International Studies
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College of Social Sciences winner. Supervisors: Gezim Alpion, Julie Gilson

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3232

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