Chinese Literature Dissertation Reviews: Gender Politics in Chinese & Hollywood Films

Dissertation Reviews has posted Victor Fan’s review of Li Jinhua’s Transnational Remakes: Gender and Politics in Chinese Cinemas and Hollywood (1990-2009). Here’s how it begins:

Transnational remakes between Chinese cinema and Hollywood are not simply a matter of “lost in translation.” Rather, as each story is transplanted from one social, political, and cultural sphere to another, and a new paradigm of social values and narrational codes is actively constructed. Li Jinhua’s dissertation offers a thoughtful discussion on this matter by examining how the act of cross-cultural adaptation re-inscribes a new mode of femininity into the narrational process.

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