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Between Fantasy and Reality: Time-Travel Romance and Media Fandom in Chinese Cyberspace

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Thesis type
(Thesis) M.A.
Date created
2014-05-01
Authors/Contributors
Author: Tang, Yang
Abstract
The popularity of time-travel romance genre in Chinese cyberspace has become a phenomenon in recent years. Between Fantasy and Reality examines the most-read time-travel romance texts, fans’ participation and the affective space between the texts and their fans at Jinjiang Literature City. Going beyond traditional literary studies, this thesis analyzes fans’ interpretations, responses and discussions to reveal how much this literary practice has meant for young Chinese women on communicational, cultural and social levels. I argue that there exists a motive of utopian realism behind their daily practices. Focusing on Web-based romance reading and writing, my thesis also reveals the new trends of Chinese popular literature.
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Thesis advisor: Kong, Shuyu
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