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Booktitle:

Political cinema in China

To what extent do the films of Xie Jin use gender to explore and signify political change?

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2013-05-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-40480-1

ISBN-10:
3659404802
EAN:
9783659404801
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The purpose of this study is to explain how the renowned Chinese film director Xie Jin is using gender as a means to explore and signify political change in China. The choice of this particular director lies in his career span which covers over four decades. He has directed almost thirty films, which were made during different periods since the 1950s, and reflect the political calamities that have tormented China throughout all these years. Our point of departure will be Xie Jin himself and the so called “Xie Jin model” as an innovative cinematic style. The main body of the study will be the analysis of five of Xie Jin’s films(Woman Basketball Player No5, The Red Detachment of Women, Stage Sisters, The Legend of Tianyun Mountain and The Herdsman)which are quite representative of his work and were directed during different periods. Our main concern will be to explain the use of gender in every film, in relation to the political situation of the time and to make a comparison between the films analyzed and the different periods in terms of political change.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Aliki-Alexandra Anagnosti
Number of pages:
60
Published at:
2013-05-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
Political system
Price:
28.90 €
Keywords:
Gender, China, political change, politics, Chinese Cinema, Chinese communism

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