Second, ideological warfare does not always take place in news propaganda; instead, it can be fought in the domain of fun-packed entertainment.
By the end of the class, Australian students, half expecting an hour of lecture on news censorship, control, and propaganda—all the things usually associated with China and its media—feel suitably entertained, if not enlightened.
To answer questions regarding what happens behind-the-scenes on reality dating series like “Bachelor in Paradise,” interviewed a top reality TV producer, who specializes in the dating show genre.
But it is Jiangsu Satellite Television’s If You Are the One, started in 2010, that has proven to be most popular across the nation.
Its popularity has led to numerous copycats, ensuring a ratings war among provincial satellite television stations.
Does the paperwork say anything explicitly about alcohol or sexual scenarios?
I would describe the paperwork that you have to sign on a show like this, or any reality show where you have to cohabit with people and date them, the release that you need to sign — to say the word “comprehensive” would be an understatement.
Since then, more than 47,000 people have been arrested and 1,00,000 have been purged for alleged connections to terror organisations.
Turkey says US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen orchestrated the coup attempt.
So, as an academic teaching and researching on Chinese media, I find dating shows to be a good prism through which to talk about how globalisation and privatisation impact on the individual’s everyday life.
For the past few years, Chinese television has been inundated with dating shows, including Love Comes Knocking on the Door (Shandong Satellite Television) and Hunan Satellite Television’s Take Me Out.
In the past couple of years, whenever I have given a guest lecture to students of journalism on Chinese media, I have talked extensively about the show, usually to make two points.
First, Chinese media can be simultaneously spectacular and mundane, ideologically overbearing and extremely entertaining, and subservient and defiant of the Party-state.
The producer offered valuable insight on standard on-set protocol, safety measures for contestants, plus paperwork that protects the network and the production company behind reality TV shows.