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Title: Portrayal of Thailand: A Comparative Study of American and Chinese Films
Authors: Huang Shang
Keywords: Portrayal
Thailand
American film
Chinese film
Semiotic
Stereotyping
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Bangkok University
Abstract: This study evolved from the question of how Thailand was portrayed by foreign films. A primary objective of this study is to specifically examine how Thailand was characterized and portrayed in American films as well as a control comparison with Chinese films. To this end, a comparative textual analysis of 8 films-- from the period of 2000 to 2015 was performed. The study identified the stereotypes of Thailand in foreign films, and tabulated the semiotics was used to portray Thailand in different films. The portrayal of Thailand in American films is abundant and complicated. It is not only portrayed as a beautiful country, but also a chaotic place. Thai people have no exception; they are portrayed as poor, smart, friendly. The portrayal of Thailand in Chinese films is relatively small and simple. Thailand is portrayed as a beautiful travel destination. Thai people are portrayed as friendly.
Description: Independent Study(M.Com.Arts)-Global Communications, Graduate School, Bangkok University, 2015
Advisor(s): Ratanasuda Punnahitanond
URI: http://dspace.bu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/1699
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