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Scars on Screen : How Is Maoist China Depicted on Film?

Löfstedt, Tim LU (2011) KINK11 20111
Chinese Studies
Abstract
After the end of the Cultural Revolution, restrictions on art production in China eased considerably, and alternative accounts of life under Mao emerged, conflicting earlier official accounts of life in Maoist China. Since then, a number of films depicting the so-called decade of turmoil and the years preceding it have been produced. This essay studies and compares two Chinese films: Hibiscus Town (1986) and In the Heat of the Sun (1994). Both films depict life in China during the Cultural Revolution, but differ greatly in how they depict the era.
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author
Löfstedt, Tim LU
supervisor
organization
course
KINK11 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
film, china, chinese film, maoism, cultural revolution, jiang wen, xie jin, hibiscus town, in the heat of the sun, memory, scar literature
language
English
id
1975375
date added to LUP
2011-06-10 17:16:38
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2011-06-10 17:16:38
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  abstract     = {After the end of the Cultural Revolution, restrictions on art production in China eased considerably, and alternative accounts of life under Mao emerged, conflicting earlier official accounts of life in Maoist China. Since then, a number of films depicting the so-called decade of turmoil and the years preceding it have been produced. This essay studies and compares two Chinese films: Hibiscus Town (1986) and In the Heat of the Sun (1994). Both films depict life in China during the Cultural Revolution, but differ greatly in how they depict the era.},
  author       = {Löfstedt, Tim},
  keyword      = {film,china,chinese film,maoism,cultural revolution,jiang wen,xie jin,hibiscus town,in the heat of the sun,memory,scar literature},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Scars on Screen : How Is Maoist China Depicted on Film?},
  year         = {2011},
}