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Victory as Defeat: Postwar Visualizations of China's War of Resistance

G. Pickowicz Paul

in Becoming Chinese

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780520219236
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924413 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0011
Victory as Defeat: Postwar Visualizations of China's War of Resistance

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This chapter examines the post-war visualizations of the experiences of China during the War of Resistance in some popular films in Shanghai. It explains that disillusionment and despair were facts of post-war life in China and the majority of Chinese endured utter devastation which occurred over large parts of China the War of Resistance. It analyzes the films Far Away Love, Eight Thousand Miles of Cloud and Moon, and A Spring River Flows East and suggests that there was nothing revolutionary in them when it comes to the representation of the family.

Keywords: War of Resistance; films; post-war life; China; Shanghai; Far Away Love; Eight Thousand Miles of Cloud and Moon; A Spring River Flows East; family

Chapter.  16703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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