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Hollywood's representations of the Sino-Tibetan conflict : politics, culture, and globalization

Author: Jenny George Daccache; Brandon Valeriano
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this interdisciplinary study, Jenny George Daccache and Brandon Valeriano analyze Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet. 1997 saw the releases of Red Corner, Seven Years in Tibet, and Kundun, all of which were condemned by China. In recent years, however, China and Hollywood have moved toward being allies and collaborators. As Hollywood needs China for its vast potential market, China also needs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny George Daccache; Brandon Valeriano
ISBN: 9781137290472 1137290471
OCLC Number: 795759327
Description: xiv, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: China and Tibet in Western Eyes --
The Divergence in the Portrayal of China and Tibet by Hollywood: The Yellow Peril versus the Land of Spirituality --
Hollywood and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict --
Political Messages and Cultural Realities: Modern China & Tibet in the Hollywood Image --
Accuracy versus Propaganda in Hollywood Cinema: False Depictions of China, Tibet, and their Protracted Conflict --
The Hollywood Effect and Tibet: A Study of Media Effectiveness and the Current Free Tibet Movement --
The Paradox of Globalization: Hollywood's Ethno-Cultural Context Encounters the Global Marketplace --
Conclusion: Hollywood, China, and Tibet: A Path Forward.
Responsibility: Jenny George Daccache and Brandon Valeriano.

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Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.

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