Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Wanning Sun, Ling Yang

August 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367224691 - CAT# K421624
Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia


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This book explores how political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces are (re)shaping the meanings of love and intimacy in China's public culture. It focuses on a range of cultural and media forms including literature, film, television, music and new media, examines new cultural practices such as online activism, virtual intimacy and relationship counselling, and discusses how far love and romance have come to assume new shapes and forms in the new millennium. The book provides deep insights into how the huge transformation of China over the last four decades has impacted the micro lives of ordinary Chinese people.

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