This is the 1st reference publication to digest this massive cultural output and make it obtainable to the English-speaking world. It comprises approximately 1,200 entries written by way of a world group of experts, to allow readers to discover various different and engaging cultural matters from prisons to rock teams, underground Christian church buildings to television speak indicates and radio hotlines. Experimental artists with names similar to 'Big-Tailed Elephants' and 'The North-Pole workforce' nestle among the covers along entries on lotteries, homosexual cinema, political jokes, intercourse outlets, topic parks, 'New Authoritarians' and 'Little Emperors'.
While the point of interest of the Encyclopedia of latest chinese language Culture is on mainland China considering that 1980, it is also longer, especially commissioned entries on numerous points of latest tradition in Hong Kong and Taiwan. together with complete and up to date references for extra reading, this is an critical reference instrument for all academics and scholars of latest chinese language tradition. it is going to even be warmly embraced as a useful resource of cultural context through travelers, newshounds, company humans and others who stopover at China.