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GO LALA GO!: GLOBALIZATION, CONSUMERISM, AND GENDER IN CHINESE ROMANTIC COMEDY

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Material Information

Title:
GO LALA GO!: GLOBALIZATION, CONSUMERISM, AND GENDER IN CHINESE ROMANTIC COMEDY
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Gurr, Morgan Southwell
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Humanities
Area of Concentration:
Chinese Language and Culture
Faculty Sponsor:
Zhu, Aijun

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis deals with the negotiation of Chinese cultural identity through film. This work is motivated by a desire to understand more about Chinese culture and media. In the first chapter, relevant research related to Chinese film in general is examined, focusing on the topics of transnationality, nationality, gender and genre. Recent economic development in China has created challenges to traditional values. Forces including globalism, language, consumerism, and nationalism come into play as affluent Chinese navigate new identities. Media representations of the modern Chinese, particularly affluent Chinese women portray the complex experience of identity and serve as a site for constructing that identity. The film Go Lala Go! is a prime example of this and, for that reason, merits analysis. The second chapter focuses on the concept of the negotiation of Chinese cultural identity within the Chinese romantic comedy film Go Lala Go!. The negotiation is structured by globalization, consumerism, and gender. It is argued that the modern Chinese woman is an example of this ongoing cultural negotiation and that the titular character of the film, Lala, is a prime example of the modern Chinese woman.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Morgan Southwell Gurr
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Zhu, Aijun

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 G8
System ID:
AA00024746:00001

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