中国家庭伦理电视剧中的女性形象研究. / Guo, Dawei.

第一媒介:全球化背景下的中国电视. ed. / Zhenzhi Guo; Lifeng Deng; Zixuan Zhang. Beijing : Tsinghua University Press, 2009. p. 123-136.

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This article examines the representation of women in contemporary Chinese family-morality television drama texts. The family-morality television drama has been one of the dominant aesthetic forms on contemporary Chinese television since the early 1990's. The centrality of this genre on the Chinese television screen can be primarily ascribed to the position of the family in Chinese society. Traditionally, the family, rather than the individual or the state, was the most important social unit in China. Since China's Economic Reform began in the early 1980's, however, this dominant institution has been increasingly challenged by the emergence of new family ideals generated by massive social transformations. The moral issues in relation to the family system, therefore, have been drawn into the central stage of the public awareness. The aim of the article is to reveal the ideological factors behind the representation of the women in these drama texts by analyzing the narrative and textual practices that make the representation possible. The article attempts to answer three important questions: first, how are women addressed in the televisual order of contemporary Chinese sexual politics? Second, how are the women’s subjectivities in the drama texts influenced by the discursive patriarchal and family idealism in contemporary China? And last, what is the relationship between the representation of women and the representation of Chinese national identities?
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
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