The Apolitics of Rebellion

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098497
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207707 | DOI:
The Apolitics of Rebellion

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This chapter discusses how malcontented young adults rebel against various aspects of the established society, in terms of education, intellectual elite, morality, domestic and social authority, and sexual values. It examines this portrayal of “rebellion” in films such as Awakening (Su xing, 1980), Drive to Win (Sha Ou, 1980), Masters of Mischief (Wanzhu, 1988), and Samsara (Lun hui, 1988).

Keywords: young adults; education; intellectual elite; morality; authority; sexual values; rebellion; Awakening; Drive to Win; Masters of Mischief

Chapter.  15963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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