From Jin Yong’s original novel (1969) and Tsui Hark’s HK films (1991, 1993) to Yu Zheng’s Mainland China-based TV drama (2013), Dongfang Bubai has been constantly remade as a legendary fictional queer icon in the Greater Chinese public cultural imaginaries. Following the idea of “spreadable media,” I investigate online discussions in Dongfang’s fandom. Identifying Chinese fans’ multiple reading tactics to make sense of the gender and sexuality of Dongfang, I explore the interconnections, presumptions, and potential consequences of these tactics, as well as the ever-changing power relations between mainstream media industries and Chinese fans in an era of convergence culture.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2015|
|Event||Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference 2015: "Undercurrents: Unearthing hidden social and discursive practices" - Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia|
Duration: 07 Aug 2015 → 09 Aug 2015
|Conference||Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Conference 2015: "Undercurrents: Unearthing hidden social and discursive practices"|
|Abbreviated title||IACS Conference 2015|
|Period||07/08/15 → 09/08/15|