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Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema$
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Xuelin Zhou

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098497

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.001.0001

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(p.147) Conclusion
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Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
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Zhou Xuelin

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0007

This chapter presents general conclusions about Chinese youth culture as suggested by the young-rebel films of the 1980s. First, Chinese youth culture emerging in the 1980s was not a genuinely counter-hegemonic culture in the political (Marxist) sense of the term. As portrayed in these young-rebel films, youngsters mocked conventional lifestyles, poured irony on orthodox ideologies, and became apathetic in their attitude to the traditional framework of politics. Second, the Chinese youth culture in the 1980s was commodity-oriented by nature. Third, the belated emergence of these young-rebel films demonstrates that Chinese society had imposed restrictions on the development of youth culture. Fourth, Chinese youth culture in the 1980s did not establish its own theoretical framework. Chinese youth received unprecedented attention over the decade, which saw the establishment and publication of academic journals focusing on the study of youth, along with a wide range of popular youth magazines. Despite this, youth culture in China was rarely theorized in radical terms in the way it had been in the West.

Keywords:   youth culture, young-rebel films, Marxist, irony, politics, China

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