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Title: SATIRE AS POLITICAL CULTURE IN CHINA
Authors: XI YIPENG
Keywords: satire, stand-up comedy, humor, political culture, authoritarian, China
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2022
Citation: XI YIPENG (2022-01-18). SATIRE AS POLITICAL CULTURE IN CHINA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis addresses one of the most prevalent but controversial cultural forms in China – socio-political satire. In contrast to much of the previous literature on satire, which focuses on the meanings of satire and their effects on political engagement in western contexts, I focus on the production and distribution of satire in China. Based on a tri-angled theoretical framework of political culture (i.e., cultural history, cultural governance, cultural practice), I employed participant observation, discursive historical analysis, and crisp-set qualitative comparative analysis (cs-QCA) to answer one general question: How does the socio-political satire grow out of as well as influences the political culture in China? The thesis finds that satire is defined in China as a mixture of indoctrination and entertainment. The satire practices of different actors, including government, satire community, commercial organizations, and satirists, are full of self-contradictions and tensions. I conclude that the popularity of socio-political satire not only derives from but also promotes the post-authoritarian culture in China. Implications for future studies on satire and political culture are also discussed.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230683
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