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Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong
Image, Performance and Identity

ISBN 9780415709125
Published December 16, 2014 by Routledge
194 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book details original research into the practices and discourse of multimedia stardom alongside changing social and cultural landscapes in Hong Kong since 1980. It examines the cultural and sociological significance of stardom in the region, and the conditions which gave rise to such famous stars as Jackie Chan. This book elaborates the distinction between multimedia stardom and celebrity, asserting that in Hong Kong stardom has been central in the production and consumption of local media, while demonstrating the importance of multimedia stardom as part of the ‘cultural Chinese’ mediascape and transnational popular culture from both historical and contemporary contexts.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Transformations in the Society and Popular Culture of Hong Kong  2. Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong  3. Image  4. Performance  5. Identity  6. Stardom in and Beyond Hong Kong: Conclusions

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Leung Wing-Fai is a Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies at University College Cork, Ireland