Platformization of the Unlikely Creative Class: Kuaishou and Chinese Digital Cultural Production

  title={Platformization of the Unlikely Creative Class: Kuaishou and Chinese Digital Cultural Production},
  author={Jian Lin and Jeroen de Kloet},
  journal={Social Media + Society},
This article studies the platformization of cultural production in China through the specific lens of Kuaishou, an algorithm-based video-sharing platform targeting second- and third-tier cities as well as the countryside. It enables the forming of an “unlikely” creative class in contemporary China. Kuaishou’s platform business fits into the Party State’s socio-economic agenda of “Internet+” and “Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” and is also folded into the state’s demand for cultural… Expand

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