|Chapter title||Rethinking Censorship in China: The Case of "Snail House (Woju)"|
|Editors||Bai, R. and Song, G.|
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.
|Keywords||Censorship, Chinese television, Woju,|
|Book title||Chinese Television in the Twenty–First Century: Entertaining the Nation|
|Published||03 Sep 2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315798103|