Dancing with Chains: Significant Moments on China Central Television

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dc.contributor.author Sun, Wanning en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2008002903 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sun Wanning 2007, 'Dancing with Chains: Significant Moments on China Central Television', Sage Publications Ltd., vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 187-204. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1367-8779 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16051
dc.description.abstract More than a decade after television became the medium of mass consumption in the West, Raymond Williams published Television: Technology and Cultural Form in 1974. Raymond Williams is interested in television not as the outcome of an isolated aesthetic adventure or technological triumph, but as the manifestation of a profoundly social process. Television arrived in China initially as both metonym and metaphor for the state's socialist modernity, but has now also become a symptom of the triumph of global capitalism. In what way can Williams' insights on television technology and social change be revisited and made meaningful to the socio-economic specificity of China in the reform era? By looking at some significant moments on China Central Television (CCTV) in the era of economic reforms since the 1980s, this article offers an account of the ways in which television as a form of technology plays a crucial role in the various junctures of China's social formations. In doing so, I seek to unravel the tension and dynamism between the creative and innovative impulse of television technology as an industry, the desire of the Chinese state for hegemonic control, and the naked ambition of the global economy ushered in by the Chinese state en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd. en_US
dc.title Dancing with Chains: Significant Moments on China Central Television en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Cultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 187 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 204 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 101631 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords CCTV, Chinese television, Raymond Williams, social change, social uses of television, television technology en_US
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dc.staffid 101631 en_US


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