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Title: Portrayal of Chinese culture in Hollywood films: A case study of Mulan and Kung Fu Panda
Authors: Jiachen Wang
Keywords: Chinese Culture
Hollywood Films
Cultural Authenticity
Popular Culture Theory
Semiotic Theory
Cultural Representation
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Bangkok University
Abstract: This paper examines the portrayal of Chinese culture in Hollywood films, specifically analyzing the films "Mulan" and "Kung Fu Panda" as case studies, using social construction of reality theory, popular culture theory, and semiotic theory as theoretical frameworks. The paper highlights the significance of this topic in cultural studies and media representation, given the growing influence of Chinese cinema and cross-cultural exchange between China and Hollywood. The research identifies a gap in the existing literature regarding the analysis of Chinese cultural elements in Hollywood films and their impact on audience attitudes. Adopting a qualitative approach, the research utilizes content analysis to examine the portrayal of Chinese culture in the selected films and analyze the use of semiotic signs and symbols in conveying cultural meanings. The key message of the paper is to explore the construction and perception of Chinese culture in Hollywood films, and critically analyze the implications of these portrayals. The key findings reveal that Chinese culture is depicted in various ways in Hollywood films, shaping audience perceptions and attitudes towards Chinese culture through visual cues, symbolism, and storytelling techniques. These findings contribute to the field of cultural studies and media representation by providing insights into the construction and portrayal of Chinese culture in Hollywood films and underscore the significance of cultural exchange and representation in the global film industry. The paper emphasizes the need for diverse and nuanced portrayals of different cultures in media to promote cultural understanding and inclusivity.
Description: Independent Study (M.Com.Arts)--Graduate School, Bangkok University, 2021
Advisor(s): Nattawat Wongwilatnurak
URI: http://dspace.bu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/5399
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