Representing History in Chinese Media

ab 14,90 

Gotelind Müller

The TV Drama „Zou Xiang Gonghe“ (Towards the Republic)

ISBN 978-3-8258-0787-0
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2007
Seiten 224
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Asien: Forschung und Wissenschaft/LIT Studies on Asia


Historical TV dramas are a highly popular genre in the People’s Republic of
China and an important, contested factor in shaping historical consciousness of
the populace. The monumental TV drama Zou xiang
gonghe made a stir
when aired by China Central Television in the spring of 2003. Because of its
unconventional representation of the historically critical time-span 1890-1917,
the TV drama sparked a heated discussion in the print media as well as in the
internet, and was ultimately taken off the program. This book aims at presenting
a synopsis of the TV drama, analysing its background and impact on society.

Gotelind Müller is Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidel-