Rethinking Censorship in China: The Case of "Snail House (Woju)"

Ng, H. 2015. Rethinking Censorship in China: The Case of "Snail House (Woju)". in: Bai, R. and Song, G. (ed.) Chinese Television in the Twenty–First Century: Entertaining the Nation Routledge. pp. 87-103

Chapter titleRethinking Censorship in China: The Case of "Snail House (Woju)"
AuthorsNg, H.
EditorsBai, R.
Song, G.
Abstract

Even though scholarship on Chinese television drama has acknowledged the importance of censorship and discussed its implications, there remain gaps to be filled. What are possible recourses besides understanding the Chinese state as a repressor and regulator with regards to censorship? What strategies do practitioners employ to negotiate censorship? How does the rapid commercialization of the television industry mitigate censorship practices? What role do viewers play in the censorship of a drama serial? Using the highly popular drama serial "Snail House (Woju)" as a case study, this paper aims to investigate the complexities of censorship practices in China and challenge Eurocentric approaches toward Chinese media, drawing from interviews with Chinese television professionals.

KeywordsCensorship, Chinese television, Woju,
Book titleChinese Television in the Twenty–First Century: Entertaining the Nation
Page range87-103
Year2015
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published03 Sep 2014
ISBN9780415745123

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