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The Resource Television and Dating in Contemporary China : Identities, Love and Intimacy, Chao Yang, (electronic book)

Television and Dating in Contemporary China : Identities, Love and Intimacy, Chao Yang, (electronic book)

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Television and Dating in Contemporary China : Identities, Love and Intimacy
Title
Television and Dating in Contemporary China
Title remainder
Identities, Love and Intimacy
Statement of responsibility
Chao Yang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers the changing nature of intimacy in contemporary China, providing a unique case study of romantic subjectivities in young people in the world’s fastest growing economy.  Since the implementation of reform in 1978, the economic and socio-cultural environment of modern China has experienced a dramatic transformation under the influence of urbanization and globalization, facilitating more individualized identity among Chinese youth. This book bridges the gap between an emergent emphasis on individualisation and the country’s traditional norms and values. It focuses on young people’s understandings of various forms of relationships such as cohabitation, extramarital relationships and multiple relationships, suggesting a challenge to traditional familial values and an increasingly diversified understanding of the concepts of love and romance. By examining the formation of relationships among 21st century Chinese youth, notably through the lens of popular Chinese TV dating programs, this book considers how dating and relationships mirror China’s changing societal structure and examines social and cultural transformations in Chinese society. "--
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Yang, Chao
Dewey number
306.82
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ801
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mate selection
  • Youth
  • Dating shows (Television programs)
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Television and Dating in Contemporary China : Identities, Love and Intimacy, Chao Yang, (electronic book)
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Contents
  • Television and Dating in Contemporary China; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Significance of the Field; 1.2 Situating the Research; 1.3 Research Questions; 1.4 Understanding Television, Young People and Dating; 1.5 Organization of the Book; Recommended Readings; 2 TV Dating as a Mediated Dating Text; 2.1 Dating Goes from a Private Practice to a Show in the Public Domain; 2.2 'Ordinary' People in the Context of a Dating Programme; 2.3 An Accelerated Relationship in a Postmodern Consumerist Culture; 2.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • 3 Desires and Anxieties in Self-Centred Relationships3.1 Fragmented Relationships in a Modern-Life Setting; 3.2 Self-Centred Relationships in a Nuclear Family Culture; 3.3 Changing Emotional Ties in an On-the-Move Identity; 3.4 Diversified Desires and Anxieties in a Postmodern Consumerist Culture; 3.5 Conclusion; Recommended Readings; 4 Relationship Ethics; 4.1 Understanding Traditional Morality as Relating to Lifelong Marriage; 4.1.1 Responsibility and Loyalty in Relationships; 4.1.2 Development of Relationship-Sustaining Strategies
  • 4.2 Changing Morality towards Premarital and Extramarital Relationships4.2.1 Changing Sexual Norms in Premarital Relationships; 4.2.2 A Changing Morality towards Extramarital Relationships; 4.3 Emergence of New Ethics in Non-Marital Dating Practices; 4.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings; 5 Gendered and Generational Differences towards Relationships; 5.1 Changing Mate-Choosing Values in the Post-Reform Era; 5.2 Changing Values towards Traditional Morality in Diversified Relationships; 5.3 Intergenerational Power Dynamics towards Dating and Relationships; 5.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • 6 Conclusion6.1 Summary of Findings; 6.1.1 Significance of the Research; 6.2 Individualized Relationships and a Philosophy of Happiness; 6.3 Changing Social and Sexual Norms -- From Procreation to Sexual Fulfilment?; 6.4 Generational Differences towards Relationship Practices and Ethics; 6.5 Changing Gendered Practices towards Dating and Relationships; 6.5.1 Influential Factors on Identity Construction towards Dating and Relationships; 6.6 Methodological Contributions; 6.7 Recommendations and Implications for Future Research; 6.8 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • Appendices Appendix A Participant Information SheetAppendix B Participant Consent Form; Appendix C Participant Debriefing Sheet; Appendix D Interview Schedule -- Young People; Appendix E Interview Schedule -- Parents' Generation; Appendix F Participants' Information; Appendix G Programme Introduction (If You Are the One); Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (223 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811039867
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn993068383
Label
Television and Dating in Contemporary China : Identities, Love and Intimacy, Chao Yang, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Television and Dating in Contemporary China; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Significance of the Field; 1.2 Situating the Research; 1.3 Research Questions; 1.4 Understanding Television, Young People and Dating; 1.5 Organization of the Book; Recommended Readings; 2 TV Dating as a Mediated Dating Text; 2.1 Dating Goes from a Private Practice to a Show in the Public Domain; 2.2 'Ordinary' People in the Context of a Dating Programme; 2.3 An Accelerated Relationship in a Postmodern Consumerist Culture; 2.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • 3 Desires and Anxieties in Self-Centred Relationships3.1 Fragmented Relationships in a Modern-Life Setting; 3.2 Self-Centred Relationships in a Nuclear Family Culture; 3.3 Changing Emotional Ties in an On-the-Move Identity; 3.4 Diversified Desires and Anxieties in a Postmodern Consumerist Culture; 3.5 Conclusion; Recommended Readings; 4 Relationship Ethics; 4.1 Understanding Traditional Morality as Relating to Lifelong Marriage; 4.1.1 Responsibility and Loyalty in Relationships; 4.1.2 Development of Relationship-Sustaining Strategies
  • 4.2 Changing Morality towards Premarital and Extramarital Relationships4.2.1 Changing Sexual Norms in Premarital Relationships; 4.2.2 A Changing Morality towards Extramarital Relationships; 4.3 Emergence of New Ethics in Non-Marital Dating Practices; 4.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings; 5 Gendered and Generational Differences towards Relationships; 5.1 Changing Mate-Choosing Values in the Post-Reform Era; 5.2 Changing Values towards Traditional Morality in Diversified Relationships; 5.3 Intergenerational Power Dynamics towards Dating and Relationships; 5.4 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • 6 Conclusion6.1 Summary of Findings; 6.1.1 Significance of the Research; 6.2 Individualized Relationships and a Philosophy of Happiness; 6.3 Changing Social and Sexual Norms -- From Procreation to Sexual Fulfilment?; 6.4 Generational Differences towards Relationship Practices and Ethics; 6.5 Changing Gendered Practices towards Dating and Relationships; 6.5.1 Influential Factors on Identity Construction towards Dating and Relationships; 6.6 Methodological Contributions; 6.7 Recommendations and Implications for Future Research; 6.8 Conclusion; Recommended Readings
  • Appendices Appendix A Participant Information SheetAppendix B Participant Consent Form; Appendix C Participant Debriefing Sheet; Appendix D Interview Schedule -- Young People; Appendix E Interview Schedule -- Parents' Generation; Appendix F Participants' Information; Appendix G Programme Introduction (If You Are the One); Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (223 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811039867
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn993068383

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