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When foreigners perform the Chinese nation: Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world

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When foreigners perform the Chinese nation : Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world. / Gorfinkel, Lauren; Chubb, Andrew.

Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation. ed. / Ruoyun Bai; Geng Song. London : Routledge, 2015. p. 121-140.

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Harvard

Gorfinkel, L & Chubb, A 2015, When foreigners perform the Chinese nation: Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world. in R Bai & G Song (eds), Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation. Routledge, London, pp. 121-140. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315798103

APA

Gorfinkel, L., & Chubb, A. (2015). When foreigners perform the Chinese nation: Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world. In R. Bai, & G. Song (Eds.), Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation (pp. 121-140). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315798103

Vancouver

Gorfinkel L, Chubb A. When foreigners perform the Chinese nation: Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world. In Bai R, Song G, editors, Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation. London: Routledge. 2015. p. 121-140 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315798103

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Gorfinkel, Lauren ; Chubb, Andrew. / When foreigners perform the Chinese nation : Televised global Chinese language competitions, China and the world. Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation. editor / Ruoyun Bai ; Geng Song. London : Routledge, 2015. pp. 121-140

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