International socialist discourse: film export from the People’s Republic of China to Vietnam and Burma, 1949-1957
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AbstractDuring the period from 1949 to 1957, both USA and Soviet Union governments tended to use film as a principal means to expand its cultural influence in around the world. The People's Republic of China (PRC) government introduced Soviet films to help the citizens to understand the significance of socialist ideology from a visual perspective. At the same time, one overlooked reality was that Chinese films also exported to other less advanced Asian countries. More importantly, film export simultaneously promoted China to as a provider of knowledge for modernization and leader of a socialist future and figured China as another successful model of socialism. This paper explores patterns of film export from the PRC to Vietnam and Burma during the period from 1949 to 1957. By focusing on several films, this paper argues for a transnational socialist Utopia imagination presented in an international circulation of PRC films during this time.
All Author(s) ListZHAO Qing
Name of ConferenceCrossroads in Cultural Studies 2018 Pre-Conference
Start Date of Conference11/08/2018
End Date of Conference11/08/2018
Place of ConferenceShanghai
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Year2018
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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