By Charles Chi-wai Cheung
Studies of Hong Kong media essentially learn no matter if China will weigh down Hong Kong’s media freedom. This ebook besides the fact that strains the basis challenge of Hong Kong media again to the colonial period, demonstrating that sooner than the resumption of chinese language sovereignty there already existed a uniquely Hong Kong model of hyper-marketized and oligopolistic media method. The method, inspired by way of the British colonial govt, was once for this reason annoyed by way of the chinese language govt. This strange process is extremely at risk of country intervention and structurally deprived dissent and marginal teams ahead of and after 1997. The publication stresses that this hyper-marketized media process has been regularly challenged. via a historic examine of media stigmatization of sweet sixteen, this publication proposes that through the years a variety of counter forces have penetrated the structurally lopsided Hong Kong media: self sufficient, public, renowned and information media all make occasional subversive alliances to disrupt the mainstream, and information media, with a robust liberal professionalism, give you the so much subversive area for not easy cultural hegemony. The publication deals another and interesting account of the dynamics among hegemonic closure and daily resistance in Hong Kong media in either the colonial and post-colonial eras, arguing that the Hong Kong case generates very important insights for realizing ideological struggles in capitalist media.
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Media Power in Hong Kong: Hyper-Marketized Media and Cultural Resistance (Routledge Contemporary China Series) by Charles Chi-wai Cheung