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dc.contributor.authorGong, Qian
dc.identifier.citationGong, 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.publisherFrench Centre for Research on Contemporary China
dc.titleRuoyun Bai, Staging Corruption: Chinese Television And Politics
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleChina Perspectives

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.departmentSchool of Education
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.contributor.orcidGong, Qian [0000-0003-4736-180X]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridGong, Qian [56683996600]

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