Aesthetics and Politics of the Rural Bodies in Kuaishou
- As a short video app with over 400 million monthly active users, today kuaishou Short Video App is one of the most successful and most controversial social media in China, as kuaishou’s contents are generally criticized as “vulgar” and “outlandish.” This paper purports to investigate the revolutionary power underneath the apparent “vulgarity.” With reference to studies of the dynamics of body, aesthetics and political order, the paper examines the politico-aesthetic significance of kuaishou short videos’ advent in the urban commodity culture.
|Type of resource
|June 5, 2020
|Degree granting institution
|Stanford University, Stanford Global Studies, Center for East Asian Studies
|Stanford Global Studies
|East Asian Studies
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