Mantous and alpacas as weapons of the weak: Chinese spoof video and self-expression online
Keywords:Grass Mud Horse, e gao, spoof video
AbstractChinese Web users are using video spoofs in an attempt to reclaim expressive space in Chinese-language cyberspace. In a manner reminiscent of shunkouliu (humorous sayings), that circulated particularly widely during the late 20th century, video spoofs are being used to express discontent with a range of political and social issues and policies while using a veil of humour to obfuscate the target of the satire. These spread of these videos and the ideas they express have caused changes to Chinese Internet regulations.
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Lugg, A. N. (2013). Mantous and alpacas as weapons of the weak: Chinese spoof video and self-expression online. First Monday, 18(7). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v18i7.3885
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