谈美国华人：以近代影视视角看全球化下美国华人社会现象和成因 = The globalizing effect of the social phenomenon of American Chinese society in the cinematic environment
Tan, Samantha Li Ping
Date of Issue2015
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Films play an important role in perpetuating one’s country culture and to create the images of Chinese. Since the arrival of early immigrants to America, we can see the negative portrayal of the representation of Chinese in American movies, perpetuating dehumanizing representations of the community, with the creation of stereotypical characters such as Dr. Fu Manchu, Charlie Chan, Dragon Lady. However, in today’s globalized context, coupled with the diversified culture, the images of Chinese have undergone a drastic change. The emergence of American-Chinese movies explores a new breakthrough, striving to change the stereotypical perception of American-Chinese. In this thesis, I seek to use television and movie films as a perspective, with America and China as my main focus, combining the backgrounds of the films, to explore the social phenomenon of American-Chinese society in a globalized context. In the first part of the paper, I will be using three American-Chinese movies to analyze the cultural differences and cohesion between the East and the West, and on the cultural identity of American-Chinese. In the second part of the paper, I will be doing a study by using three Chinese films as a comparison with American-Chinese movies, seeking to explore the aspects of the impact of globalization to films, to see if American-Chinese movies created a new social phenomenon of Chinese society, and to discuss how American-Chinese movies make an impact on the production of Chinese films.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University