Ruoyun Bai, Staging Corruption: Chinese Television And Politics
|dc.identifier.citation||Gong, Q. 2017. Ruoyun Bai, Staging Corruption: Chinese Television And Politics. China Perspectives. 112 (4): pp. 67-68.|
Reading Bai Ruoyun’s book Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics is even more fascinating while watching the 55-episode anti-corruption television drama In the Name of the People (Renmin de mingyi 人民的名义). This top-rating serial, created to spotlight Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, attracted millions of viewers. Many saw it as resurrecting a genre that had been in decline since 2004, when the government suddenly slapped a ban on the topic. The popularity of the serial serves as a footnote to how important the anti-corruption genre has been in public discourse, as well as its continuing relevance to Chinese society today. One can’t help but admire Bai’s foresight in writing a book that illuminates the evolution of the anti-corruption genre and how this issue is embedded in Chinese society. Overall, I found Bai’s account insightful, ingenious, and interesting.
|dc.publisher||French Centre for Research on Contemporary China|
|dc.title||Ruoyun Bai, Staging Corruption: Chinese Television And Politics|
Copyright © 2017 CEFC Book review originally published as: GONG, Qian. 2017. "BAI, Ruoyun. 2015. Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press." China Perspectives 112: 67-8. Reproduced with permission from China Perspectives.
|curtin.department||School of Education|
|curtin.contributor.orcid||Gong, Qian [0000-0003-4736-180X]|
|curtin.contributor.scopusauthorid||Gong, Qian |