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The Politics of Lifestyle

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0004
The Politics of Lifestyle

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This chapter looks at the impact of China 's reform programme on Chinese youth 's lifestyle in the 1980s by examining some young-rebel films made over the same period of time. These films include Sunshine and Showers (Taiyang yu, 1987), Coffee with Sugar (Gei kafei jia dian tang, 1987), Out of Breath (Da chuan qi, 1988), Obsession (Fengkuang de daijia, 1988), and Half Flame, Half Brine (Yiban shi huoyan, yiban shi haishui, 1988).

Keywords: China; reform programme; Chinese youth; lifestyle; Sunshine and Showers; Coffee with Sugar; Out of Breath; Obsession; Half Flame Half Brine

Chapter.  13484 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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