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Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Jing Meng

Abstract

This book explores the way personal memories and micro-narratives of the Cultural Revolution are represented in post-2001 films and television dramas in mainland China, unravelling the complex political, social and cultural forces imbricated within the personalized narrative modes of remembering the past in postsocialist China. While representations of personal stories mushroomed after the Culture Revolution, the deepened marketization and privatization after 2001 have triggered a new wave of representations of personal memories on screen, which divert from those earlier allegorical narratives ... More

Keywords: Memory, Trauma, Film, The Cultural Revolution, Nostalgia, China, Socialism, Postsocialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528462
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jing Meng, author
Peking University, Shenzhen