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Title: 'SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS OF NATIONALIZED IDEOLOGIES IN CHINESE DRAMA SERIES'
Authors: AURA VALENTIN EDEN
Keywords: semiotics, ideologies, Chinese dramas, chuanyue, gongdou, dangai
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2022
Citation: AURA VALENTIN EDEN (2022-01-21). 'SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS OF NATIONALIZED IDEOLOGIES IN CHINESE DRAMA SERIES'. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis investigates Chinese drama series in order to understand institutionalised ideologies in modern China. The data specifically focus on those which have been banned or ordered for re-edits by state censors for their undesirable contents. Drawing on media semiotics framework, the visual and discursive typecasting practices of selected data, taken from the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, are qualitatively analysed. A historical trajectory of Chinese drama productions and their sociopolitical involvements show that the state’s intervention in broadcasting contents have undue influences over drama productions. Earlier works from the same genres are targeted for their representation of counterhegemonies, while later ones come to conspicuously promote traditional ideologies concerning essentialised sexuality, gender structure and social order. The findings also indicate that the strict censorship over these media-cultural products is a result of the institutional importance as a tool of ideological influence under the Chinese propaganda apparat.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227616
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