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Lu, Xiaoning (2021) All guns blazing: the political messages of Chinese war films. SOAS China Institute. [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The highest grossing films at the Chinese box office are war movies. Wolf Warrior 1 and 2, and The Battle at Lake Changjin, portray heroic Chinese soldiers battling against foreign enemies, including the Americans. These big budget productions are overseen by an arm of the state known as the China Film Administration. Are they therefore a form or propaganda, or can they be defined as art? Dr Xiaoning Lu, a lecturer in Chinese culture and cinema at SOAS, shares her views on the political messages of the films, in conversation with Duncan Bartlett, Editor of Asian Affairs magazine.

Item Type: Audios
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2023 09:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39957

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