BuBu fandom and authentic online spaces for Chinese fangirls
Keywords:Baidu, BuBuJingXin, Chinese fandom, Chinese media, Fandom of color
Considering BuBu fandom to be an authentic online fan space has implications for the transformative cycle of literacy production, social exchange, and identity formation as fangirls appropriate new materials and make new meanings. Specific illustrative data from two informants demonstrate that the site of BuBu fandom engages fangirls both in interest-driven literacy practices and social activities, with both rooted in a Chinese cultural context.
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