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.