Yellow Mud Street
Yellow River, Blue Pacific: Can Xue and Multinational Aesthetics

Summary: Analyzes Can Xue's brilliant 1983 novel, Yellow Mud Street, as one of the touchstone documents of the East Asian media culture. Themes include late Maoism, the rise of the Chinese developmental state, narratives of mediatization and Americanization, the role of the Hong Kong films and mass media in 1980s China, East Asia's video and cinema culture, and the politics of East Asian consumerism.

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