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Author Inwood, Heather, author.

Title Verse going viral : China's new media scenes / Heather Inwood.

Publication Info. Seattle ; London : University of Washington Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages).
Series A China Program book
China Program book.
Summary "Verse Going Viral examines what happens when poetry, a central pillar of traditional Chinese culture, encounters an era of digital media and unabashed consumerism in the early twenty-first century. Heather Inwood sets out to unravel a paradox surrounding modern Chinese poetry: while poetry as a representation of high culture is widely assumed to be marginalized to the point of death, poetry activity flourishes across the country, benefiting from China's continued self-identity as a "nation of poetry" (shiguo) and from the interactive opportunities created by the internet and other forms of participatory media. Through a cultural studies approach that treats poetry as a social rather than a purely textual form, Inwood considers how meaning is created and contested both within China's media-savvy poetry scenes and by members of the public, who treat poetry with a combination of reverence and ridicule. As the first book to deal explicitly with the discourses and functioning of scenes within the Chinese cultural context, Verse Going Viral will be of value to students and scholars of Chinese literature, cultural studies, and media, as well as to general readers interested in China's dynamic cultural scenes. Heather Inwood is lecturer of Chinese cultural studies at the University of Manchester"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-256) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Poetry on the Web -- 2. Poetry in Print -- 3. Poetry on the Stage -- 4. Poetry in the News -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Poetry Survey Questions -- Glossary of Chinese Terms -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Subject Chinese poetry -- 21st century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and society -- China.
Digital media -- China.
Popular culture -- China.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Chinese.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
HISTORY / Asia / China.
Chinese poetry.
Digital media.
Literature and society.
Popular culture.
China.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Verse going viral Seattle ; University of Washington Press, [2014] 9780295993690 (hardback) (DLC) 2014001454
ISBN 9780295805108 ebook
0295805102
9780295993690 hardback
9780295993706 paperback
0295993693 (hardback)
0295993707 (paperback)