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  • Film and TV

    Séagh Kehoe, Gerda Wielander

    Chapter from the book: Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2022. Cultural China 2021: The Contemporary China Centre Review.


    This chapter explores the production, reception and politics of cinema and television in 2021. Alvin K. Wong, focusing on Jun Li’s Drifting (2021), explores visualisations of homelessness, dispossession and Sinophone resistance in contemporary Hong Kong. Staying with Hong Kong, Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung discusses the role of Hong Kong produced films in promoting anti-corruption discourse of the Chinese party-state. Finally, moving to the PRC and to the Mao era, Jie Li introduces a new approach to thinking about the ways in which cinema contributed to Mao’s personality cult, with a focus on the processes of dissemination and amplification of Mao’s image, voice and also rituals of worship.

    Chapter Contents:

    5.1 Visualising Homelessness in Sinophone Hong Kong: On Jun Li’s Drifting (2021)
    Alvin K. Wong
    5.2 Shaping Narratives of Anti-Corruption Through Popular Culture: An Analysis of the Storm Film Series
    Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung
    5.3 The Cinematic Cult of Mao
    Jie Li

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    Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2022. Film and TV. In: Kehoe S. & Wielander G (eds.), Cultural China 2021. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book69.f

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    Published on Dec. 15, 2022