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A Collective ‘I’ and Its Contending Readings: Personal Memories in Sent-Down Youth

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 investigates the television serial drama Sent-Down Youth to discover how personal memories are used to provide pedagogical lessons and to build up a collective imagination of the past. The ... More


Janus-Faced Nostalgia: Moral Critique, Sentimentalism, and Gender

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 examines the films Under the Hawthorn Tree and Coming Home and their nostalgic and sentimental style. In Under the Hawthorn Tree, nostalgia for the past derives from discontent with ... More


Beyond Nostalgia: Agency and Auteuristic Expressivity in Fragmented Memories

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Chapter 3, 11 Flowers represents personal and fragmented memories of the Cultural Revolution from an 11-year-old boy’s perspective. These memories challenge the monolithic narrative of history and ... More


Post-trauma Narrative: Fragmented Past Flows into the Present

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 further explores fragmented memories in post-trauma narratives in Red Amnesia, Shanghai Story, and Blue Sky Bones. In these post-trauma films, the past penetrates the present, constituting ... More


Post-revolution Nostalgia: Memory as Performance

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 looks into the film Youth, which chronicles the lives of several performers in a military art troupe throughout the decades and focuses on coming- of-age romance. Similar to Under the ... More


Conclusion: Contingent Memories, Contested Modernities

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book has examined the representations of personal memories of the Cultural Revolution in films and television dramas in mainland China after 2001. It aimed to elucidate that personal memories ... More


Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Jing Meng

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the way personal memories and micro-narratives of the Cultural Revolution are represented in post-2001 films and television dramas in mainland China, unravelling the complex ... More


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