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Entre tradition et modernité : le mélodrame chinois durant la période républicaine

Abstract : Many western film scholars have strong interest to the Chinese contemporary movie, but, rarely they devotes to the films of the first half of the 20s century. This study proposes a reflection on a field of study that is the Chinese film melodrama during the Republican period (1911-1949), a field of study which is utterly neglected in France. It envisages a revaluation on the movies often called "realist" and "revolutionary". Chinese melodramatic films possess multiple faces: its stereotyped style (the victim, the traitor, the miserabilism and the Manichaeism), its hybrid nature (Chinese heritage and western influences), and contradictory messages (conservative for some people, revolutionaries for others). Despite its propagandistic character, melodrama is considered as one of the most popular gender by both the Chinese people and intellectuals.
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Yuanyuan Li. Entre tradition et modernité : le mélodrame chinois durant la période républicaine. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013PA010616⟩. ⟨tel-01807741⟩



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