The Mediated Myth of Lin Zexu

Social and Cultural Textures of Chinese Society

The Chinese scholar-official Lin Zexu played a crucial role in the First Opium War in the 19th century. Since 1978, the myth surrounding the historical figure is used to legitimise current rulers' political power, to celebrate dominant values, and to promote a certain associated way of life.

By analysing Chinese media representations of the myth of Lin Zexu, Angelo Maria Cimino identifies the social and cultural significance of a mediated historical knowledge. He examines cultural products such as feature films, digital images, documentaries, cartoons, and songs, analyses their discursive practices and the responses they spawn, and explains how multiple agents within the Chinese media continuously generate and re-affirm the myth's cultural network.

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2020-07-27, ca. 240 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4423-4

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Author(s)
Angelo Maria Cimino (ed.)
Book title
The Mediated Myth of Lin Zexu Social and Cultural Textures of Chinese Society
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 240
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-4423-4
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC HBTB JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 HIS054000 SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCC NHTB JBCT
Release date
2020-07-27
Edition
1
Topics
Medien, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Chinese Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology
Keywords/Tags
Lin Zexu, Mediated Myth, Mediatization, Opium War, Chinese Media, Cultural History, Media, Cultural Studies, Media Aesthetics, China

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