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The Influence of Geographical Space on the National Image Display of Chinese Films

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DOI: 10.23977/tmte.2019.21002 | Downloads: 12 | Views: 950


Zhong Cao 1


1 School of Media, Northwest Normal University, lanzhou730070, China

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Zhong Cao


This research mainly analyzes how Chinese films display national image through geographical space. The research studies focus on how "the fifth generation" and "the sixth generation" of the Chinese mainland directors show the national image of China through the medium of geographical space. The results show that since 1978, geographical space has become an important means of the "fifth generation" and "sixth generation" in Chinese mainland directors to show their national image. China’s "fifth generation" directors show China’s image and culture to the world by displaying the grand geographical space with national cultural spirit metaphor, while China’s "sixth generation" directors show China’s image from the micro level by displaying specific Chinese urban and rural space to the world. Although these films show the image of China are all inferior in the box office competition with Hollywood and other international blockbusters, with the establishment of postcolonial context, these films that show the image of China once became the "Oriental spectacle" vision of western scholars, they can inadvertently completed the task of disseminating the image of China.


Image of China, geographical space, national culture, post colonialism


Zhong Cao, The Influence of Geographical Space on the National Image Display of Chinese Films. Tourism Management and Technology Economy (2019) 2: 8-12. DOI:


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