Research into Chinese television development: television industrialisation in China
thesisposted on 28.03.2022, 00:53 authored by Ming Ming Diao
Over the past five decades, China's television industry has gone through various historical periods, which have seen marked changes in China's political and economic spheres, indeed in Chinese society overall. Over the last thirty years, since the reform and opening up of China in 1978, transformation of the original television systems, structure and industrial market chain has been attempted concomitant with the gradual relaxation of the restrictions applicable to China's television industry. Within these circumstances, the Chinese government, media practitioners, and scholars are actively exploring long-term, feasible and sustainable approaches to the further development of the television industry in China. The research examines China's approaches to the development of its television industry, using McQuail's political, economic and social framework, the relevant political economy traditions involving the neoclassic paradigm and the heterodox approach, and the principles of media economics and the 'market chain' theory of the television industry. This thesis first presents a concise review of how television developed in China: it then seeks to map perceived changes and to ascertain the problems throughout the process. Research methods employed are secondary data analysis, in-depth interview and focus group. Chinese scholars, officials and media practitioners are the participants of interviews and focus groups. The discussion draws on previous analyses and discussions, to assess the overall picture of television industrialisation reformation in China, additionally drawing on discourses surrounding commercial television in the United States and public television in the United Kingdom for valuable reference material that will support China's television development. The significance of this research lies in its providing an insight into China's television reformation and adding, to the field of communication and development, the Chinese experience. The research expects to propose a television development pathway with Chinese characteristics, drawing on Chinese as well as Western theories.
Alternative TitleTelevision industrialisation in China
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- The development and the actual situation of television industry in China -- Commercial television in the U.S. and public television in the U.K. -- Results and discussion -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Bibliography.
NotesBibliography: p. 431-447
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreeThesis (PhD), Macquarie University, Division of Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy, Department of International Communication
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of International Communication
Year of Award2009
Principal SupervisorQin Guo
Additional Supervisor 1Narendranath Chitty
Additional Supervisor 2Xiguang Li
RightsCopyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au Copyright Ming Ming Diao 2009.
Extentxix, 461 p. ill
Former Identifiersmq:5964 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/42473 1343059
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