IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(3): 153-156 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.3.219

The Talk Show Phenomenon in China

Shuxin Dong
Abstract—The paper aims to offer a quick snapshot of talk show phenomenon in China at the turn of the 21st century, that the institutional interactions took place face to face on TV. Three typical and representative programs of that time are introduced briefly. It seems that the Chinese talk-show video “ Tell It Like It Is ”, (Shi Hua Shi Shuo) is a pilot successful program of the three ones. "A Date With Luyu," and “ Qiangqiang San Ren Xing ” also play their own significant roles in public mind. One feature of the broadcast talk in talk shows is its most controversial TV genre. It is apparent in changing news formats, as well as in audience participation. Meanwhile a systematic method of sociolinguistics [1], conversation analysis (CA) [2] is employed to make a survey on Chinese talk shows.

Index Terms—Conversation analysis, format, genre, talk show.

Shuxin Dong is with the Department of Foreign Language China in University of Geosciences (Beijing) 100083, Beijing, China (e-mail: sxdong2001@qq.com).

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Cite: Shuxin Dong, " The Talk Show Phenomenon in China," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 153-156, 2019.

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