STUDIES IN DETERRENCE XIV. CHINESE POLITICAL AND CULTURAL THEMES, A STUDY OF CHINESE COMMUNIST FILMS
MENTAL RESEARCH INST PALO ALTO CA
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This is a Project Michelson study report. The author analyzes 17 Chinese Communist dramatic films and compares them with traditional Chinese literature and drama and with Chinese films produced in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The dominant themes discussed are The Feudalistic Family Liberation of Women Liberation of Youth Reactionary Figures Revolutionary Figures Antiindividualism Education and Training Invaders and National Minorities. Emphasis on these themes is shown to be related to problems of social conflict, communication, and authority within the Chinese culture.
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