中国家庭伦理电视剧中的女性形象研究

Translated title of the contribution: A study of the representation of women in Chinese family-morality television drama

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Abstract


This article focuses on the representation of women in contemporary Chinese family-morality television dramas. Since the early 1990s, family-morality dramas have been a dominant genre on Chinese television, reflecting the significance of the family institution in Chinese society. However, with the advent of China's Economic Reform in the 1980s, traditional family values have been challenged by new ideals arising from social transformations.

The article aims to uncover the ideological factors that shape the portrayal of women in these drama texts by analyzing narrative and textual practices. It seeks to address three key questions: First, how do these dramas address women within the framework of contemporary Chinese sexual politics? Second, how are women's subjectivities influenced by the discursive elements of patriarchy and family ideals in present-day China? Lastly, what is the connection between the representation of women and the representation of Chinese national identities?

By examining these questions, the article sheds light on the underlying ideological dynamics at play in the portrayal of women in contemporary Chinese family-morality television dramas. It explores how these dramas negotiate issues of gender, power, and national identity within the context of a changing social landscape.
Translated title of the contributionA study of the representation of women in Chinese family-morality television drama
Original languageChinese
Title of host publication第一媒介:全球化背景下的中国电视
EditorsZhenzhi Guo, Lifeng Deng, Zixuan Zhang
Place of PublicationBeijing
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Pages123-136
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-7-302-20781-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Chinese Television
  • Family-morality Television drama
  • The Representation of Women

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