HOLLYWOOD AND THE CHINESE OTHER

Date: 11/18/2020

Time: 3:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Tan Ye

University of South Carolina

 

In the post-colonial era, Hollywood films have often been treated by scholars on both sides of the Pacific as a form of cultural invasion; and the Chinese "Other," the reluctant victim of this invasion. My discursive review of the interaction between Hollywood and China is intended not to negate the invasion-and-resistance theory in general but to refute the generalization of the "Otherness" in the Chinese context. In China, there has never been a uniform opinion of Hollywood, because there has never been a single, faceless entity of the Chinese Other. In China, authorities' opinions, art elites' opinions, filmmakers' opinions, cineastes' opinions, and masses' opinions have always differed, sometimes polarized, from one another. Two perspectives, to treat Hollywood as a political entity and to treat it as a provider of entertainment, have been the major demarcation of the differences. 

 

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Scholarships and the Power of People to People Exchange for Impacting your Future Career

Date: 10/21/2020

Time: 8:30 pm EST

Presenter: Xinyu Yang, Levi Johnson

Chinese Embassy DC, St. Cloud State University

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