Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

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Examines transnational Chinese stardom as a Web-based phenomenon

Generates a new model to address the virtual forms of stardom and the under-explored dimensions of Chinese stars

Revisits the star construction of globally acclaimed Chinese performers such as Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen

Themes include: star performance; the star body; ethnicity; stars and audience; and phonic persona

As Chinese performers have become more visible on global screens, their professional images - once the preserve of studios and agents - have been increasingly relayed and reworked by film fans. Web technology has made searching, poaching, editing, posting and sharing texts significantly easier, and by using a variety of seamless and innovative methods a new mode of personality construction has been developed. With case studies of high-profile stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen, this ground-breaking book examines transnational Chinese stardom as a Web-based phenomenon, and as an outcome of the participatory practices of cyber fans.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781474430364, 9781474430357
ISBN (Print)9781474430333, 9781474430340
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

User-Defined Keywords

  • Asian CInema
  • Cyberculture
  • Stars Studies
  • transnational cinema


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