Wang Baoqiang article

I recently published an article that might interest MCLC members. It concerns the comedian Wang Baoqiang, neoliberal subjectiviy, and the man-child trope. Wang Baoqiang is one of the most successful film comedians in China, but the cultural significance of his comedies and star images are underdeveloped in non-Chinese media. My article, “Wang Baoqiang: the Man-Child Bumpkin in Chinese Comedy Films,” investigates two comedies starring Wang, focusing on the tropes “bumpkin,” “holy fool,” and “man-child,” and how they negotiate neoliberal subjectivity in China. Here’s a link to the article published in Genre en séries: cinéma, télévision, médias:

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