Mapping Film Piracy in China

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationTheory, Culture and Society
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

Abstract

This article examines one of the most crucial yet often-overlooked links in global film processes: piracy. It does so within the context of a changing digital media environment that calls for a reassessment of key dimensions: networks, globalization, technology, space and the state. More specifically, it focuses on the operation of film piracy networks in Greater China that includes the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. By zooming in on 'Greater China', this article presents empirical accounts of specific links and connections on and between the intersecting distribution and piracy networks. In sum, distribution and piracy in China highlight some of the most interesting and intricate insights into issues of power, control, technology, network, speed, global-regional-national dynamics, subjectivities and reflexivity. Given the complexity of the issues, this study argues for a spatial, network and process-oriented theoretical framework.

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  • Film distribution, Globalization, Network, Space, Technology

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Mapping Film Piracy in China. / Wang, Shujen; Zhu, Jonathan J.H.

In: Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 20, No. 4, 08.2003.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)62_Review of books or of software (or similar publications/items)