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Humour in Chinese Life and CultureResistance and Control in Modern Times$
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Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139231

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.001.0001

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A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema

A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema

The Happy-New-Year comic movie

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(p.131) 6 A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema
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Humour in Chinese Life and Culture
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Xu Ying

Xu Zhongquan

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0006

The chapter provides an account of the economic and artistic history of China's comic movie genre, focusing on the 1997 emergence and popularity of Happy-New-Year movies, with an interview with a leading comic actor about successful comedy. Back in 1958 to 1961, when romanticism and hope about the Great Leap Forward movement pervaded, comic films that carried positive messages or satires on the Kuomintang government are widely produced. During the Cultural Revolution, filmmakers stopped making these movies, but in the 1980, when China opened its doors and reformed its economy, the film industry is revitalised. By looking at the Happy-New-Year movies, the authors look at the new humour that emerges.

Keywords:   Comedy, Films, Chinese New Year, Feng Xiaogang, Acting, China, Humour

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