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dc.contributor.advisorBeattie, Debra
dc.contributor.authorRen, Chao
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-09T23:52:43Z
dc.date.available2019-04-09T23:52:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2860
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382737
dc.description.abstractThis research was inspired by Slavoj Žižek’s approach to ideology which views it as an unconscious fantasy that shapes reality, and has its philosophical roots in dialectic materialism. The structure of the ideological analyses of ideological construction and struggle in the films throughout the entire mainland China during the period from the end of the Second World War to the beginning of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is the key question of our doctoral research. In order to answer the question of what is the nature of the ideological struggle exhibited in film production between political forces during the period from 1945 to 1966, the research resulted in two outcomes, one major and one minor. Taking this approach to the nature of ideological construction and struggle, provides for an innovative perspective from which to analyze and understand China through specific case-studies of key films in the period of 1945 to 1966. The research into these case-studies is trying to unveil what scholars of Chinese culture have overlooked, and seeks to provide an understanding not only of Chinese film, but also of the history of China and the cultural ethnicity of Chinese people. Simultaneously, the research is also trying to make a "documentary-style study", that is, a text-based analysis in which the text is the the cinema footage. So through the analysis of the films, the research opened a painting scroll of a period of twenty years, throughout the entire mainland China. This included the magnificent vision of the top-class to the bottom-level society which makes our readers have a rational and perceptual understanding of China in that era, as the latter is often lacking. The audio-visual component provides a version of that vision.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.subject.keywordsIdeology
dc.subject.keywordsCinema
dc.subject.keywordsChina
dc.subject.keywordsSecond World War
dc.subject.keywordsCultural Revolution
dc.titleThe Ideological Struggle in China Mainland Mainstream Film from the End of the Second World War to the Beginning of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1945 - 1966)
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorVan Eyken, Herman
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith Film School
gro.griffith.authorRen, Chao


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