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Hollywood's Representations of the Sino-Tibetan Conflict

Politics, Culture, and Globalization

Authors: Daccache, J., Valeriano, B.

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Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.

About the authors

Author Jenny George Daccache: Jenny George Daccache is a scholar in the fields of media, film, culture, and politics. Author Brandon Valeriano: Brandon Valeriano is a Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Glasgow.

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This book is a creative and original effort to assess the interdependence of a prominent issue in the world Tibet's status in relation to China with the role played by the entertainment industry. Daccache and Valeriano offer a penetrating analysis of how the role of Hollywood has evolved over time in depicting the events. The trend in Hollywood toward a more positive portrayal is a cause for optimism about long-term resolution of the conflict over Tibet. This highly accessible book is a 'must read' for those with an interest in politics, globalization, cultural studies or the entertainment industry. Patrick James, Dornsife Dean's Professor of International Relations, USC

"This provocative new volume is an important part of a growing literature on the ever-changing role that film, particularly Hollywood film, is playing in an increasingly globalized and inter-connected world, where political impulses and economic interests are often contradictory, and powerful nations are competing to enhance their "soft power". Addressing an issue that is almost always polarizing, the authors manage to analyze dispassionately the viewpoints of the major players, providing a detailed and well-balanced account. The history of Hollywood's representation of the Sino-Tibetan conflict and how such representation has changed over time is used to reveal how the rise of China and the Chinese film market has compelled Hollywood to shift from an 'Orientalist' political agenda to a 'China friendly' model that will enhance the industry's bottom line, thus offering the reader important insights into such issues as the Sino-American relationship and the role of culture in shaping public opinion." - Stanley Rosen

professor, Birnkrant University of Southern California


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Daccache, Jenny George (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • China and Tibet through Western Eyes

    Daccache, Jenny George (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • The Divergence in the Portrayal of China and Tibet by Hollywood

    Daccache, Jenny George (et al.)

    Pages 35-63

  • Hollywood and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict

    Daccache, Jenny George (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • Political Messages and Cultural Realities

    Daccache, Jenny George (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hollywood's Representations of the Sino-Tibetan Conflict
Book Subtitle
Politics, Culture, and Globalization
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29048-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137290489
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29047-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45056-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 235
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