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A Trip Down Memory Lane:: Remaking and Rereading the Red Classics

Gong Qian

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how nostalgia for the revolutionary past provides ideas for the contemporary TV drama market. The term “Red Classics” (hong se jing dian) has appeared with regularity in Chinese ... More


The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Rosemary Roberts

Li Li (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings together research on China’s “red classics” across the entire Maoist period through to their re-emergence in the reform era. It critically investigates the changing nature and ... More


<i>The Red Sister-in-Law</i> Remakes: Redefining the “Fish-and-Water” Relationship for the Era of Reform and Opening

Qian Gong

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Ode to Yimeng (Yingmeng Song), a major ballet production created in May 1974, was based on the short story “Red Sister-in-Law” (Hongsao). It is one of the “red classics” that deals with a ... More


How to Tell a Story of Imprisonment: Ideology, Truth, and Melodramatic Body in the Making of

Li Li

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

 Red Crag, published at the end of 1961 under the names of Luo Guangbin (Luo Kuang-pin) and Yang Yiyan (Yang Yi-yen), initially aimed at depicting the painful experiences of its authors and other ... More


Shaping the “Red Classics” of Chinese Art in Early Socialist China: Manipulating Tradition to Establish New

Kuiyi Shen

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Traditional Chinese art was tied closely to the ruling elites of imperial China and therefore presented a particular challenge to the new communist regime seeking to establish a new proletarian ... More


Families, Intellectuals, and Enemies in the “Red Classic” Remake <i>New Tunnel Warfare</i>

Lara Vanderstaay

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates how the animated film New Tunnel Warfare (Xin didao zhan, 2009), a remake of the red classic Tunnel Warfare (Didao zhan, 1965), reshapes the socio-political ideologies ... More


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