10. Chinese Media Capital in Global Context

  1. Yingjin Zhang2,3
  1. Michael Curtin

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch10

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Curtin, M. (2012) Chinese Media Capital in Global Context, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 3

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994



  • Chinese media capital in global context, beyond nation-state borders;
  • media capital, spatial dynamics of transnational Chinese cultural economy;
  • media capital, spatial logics of capital, creativity, culture, polity;
  • capital as a geographic center, concentration of resources, reputation, talent;
  • geographical deployment of resources, shifts in activity with globalization;
  • “media capital” as a heuristic device, and spatial dynamics;
  • media capital, a relational concept, not just of centrality or dominance;
  • Hong Kong's prominence in cinema, cultural relations with others;
  • Chinese cinema, and translocal between key cultural metropolises


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Media Capital

  • Rise and Fall of the Chinese Movie Business

  • Transformation of the Television Industry

  • Western Competitors and Mainland Markets

  • Conclusion