Taiwanese comedies under the shadow of the Chinese market

  title={Taiwanese comedies under the shadow of the Chinese market},
  author={James N. Udden},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Cinemas},
  pages={174 - 186}
  • J. Udden
  • Published 4 May 2018
  • Economics
  • Journal of Chinese Cinemas
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