The Chinese Ugly Betty: TV cloning and local modernity
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摘要This article examines the themes inherent in the serial Ugly Wudi, a Chinese version of the Ugly Betty. By comparing the Chinese version with its American counterpart, conducting interviews with producers of Ugly Wudi and audience focus groups, this article analyses the modifications made by the producers in Ugly Wudi. After conducting in-depth interviews with the producers, examining audience reactions and analysing the context of the show, the authors argue that the modifications in the Chinese version are deliberately made to suit the local understanding and acceptance of modern television dramas. Unlike Ugly Betty, Ugly Wudi is positioned within a more politically restrictive but rapidly liberalizing economic climate. Thus Ugly Wudi bears the marks of attempts to merge the demands of market forces with those of the paternalistic state, as its producers seek to embrace the global popular aesthetics of modern television dramas.
著者Fung A, Zhang XX
期刊名稱International Journal of Cultural Studies
出版年份2011
月份5
日期1
卷號14
期次3
出版社SAGE Publications (UK and US)
頁次265 - 276
國際標準期刊號1367-8779
語言英式英語
關鍵詞beauty; Chinese television; cultural adaptation; ethnicity; gender; hybridity
Web of Science 學科類別Cultural Studies; CULTURAL STUDIES

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