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Lu, Xiaoning (2019) 'Intermedial Laughter: Hou Baolin and xiangsheng dianying in mid-1950s’ China.' In: Zhu, Ping, Wang, Zhuoyi and McGrath, Jason, (eds.), Maoist Laughter. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 73-88.

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Comedy film in the early Mao era is a site of negotiation and contestation. The ephemeral presence of satirical comedies in the Hundred Flowers period (1956–1957) and the long–awaited reemergence of the genre, albeit in the form of eulogistic comedies, in the early 1960s bespeak at once the challenge of producing sociopolitically appropriate laughter and the unceasing popular yearning for it. Recent studies have explored the determinants of laughter’s tortuous path to screen by paying great attention to the varied kinds of conflict and negotiation among film artists, audiences, critics, cultural administrators, and party authorities.¹ They have also...

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
ISBN: 9789888528011
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Hong Kong University Press. This is the accepted manuscript of a chapter published by University of Hong Kong Press in Maoist Laughter,
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 07:03
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