Homosexuality in Chinese Cinemas: how is homosexuality portrayed in the Chinese-language films Lan Yu and Ci Qing?

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Homosexuality in Chinese Cinemas: how is homosexuality portrayed in the Chinese-language films Lan Yu and Ci Qing?

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Homosexuality in Chinese Cinemas: how is homosexuality portrayed in the Chinese-language films Lan Yu and Ci Qing?
Author: Kramer, Laura
Issue Date: 2014-08
Keywords: China
Homosexuality
Film
Movies
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Lan Yu
Ci Qing
Abstract: Homosexuality has been a controversial topic globally for the last decade. Many countries have slowly accepted the emergence of homosexual relationships, some more than others, but in some countries it remains a sensitive subject. For mainland China, it is generally believed that the Chinese government adopts a ‘3-no’ policy – no approval, no disapproval, and no promotion.1 Homosexuality has mainly been developing as an underground phenomena. Homosexuality in Hong Kong on the other hand is much more visible and relatively more accepted than in mainland China. Taiwan has been the most progressive region, developing a visible homosexual subculture and literary movement. In this thesis I look at the historical development and the cinematic development of homosexuality in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and specifically at the portrayal of homosexuality in two Chinese-language films, Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu and Zero Chou's Ci Qing.
Supervisor: Keijser, Drs. A.S.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Chinastudies (Bachelor)
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/29046
 

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