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Celebrity in China

Featured Book

Celebrity in China

Edited by Louise Edwards and Elaine Jeffreys

Celebrity is a pervasive aspect of everyday life and a growing field of academic inquiry. This is a book-length exploration of celebrity culture in the People's Republic of China and its interaction with international norms of celebrity production. The book comprises case studies from popular culture (film, music, dance, literature, the Internet); official culture (military, political, and moral exemplars) and business celebrities. The breadth of inquiry here illuminates ... Read more


July 24, 2014

North Carolina Scholarship Online now live on UPSO

North Carolina Scholarship Online has now launched on UPSO with over 300 titles!

July 15, 2014

Celebrating Bastille Day

To mark Bastille Day, UPSO and VSI Online have made a free-content reading list on the French Revolution.

June 27, 2014

King Henry VIII born 523 years ago

An UPSO free content reading list to celebrate King Henry VIII's birth, 523 years ago.