Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/162767
Title: The avengers and the PLA wolf warrior: popular narratives and major power competition
Authors: Ho, Benjamin Tze Ern
Keywords: Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Ho, B. T. E. (2022). The avengers and the PLA wolf warrior: popular narratives and major power competition. East Asia, 39(4), 297-313. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12140-022-09385-2
Journal: East Asia
Abstract: In recent years, some scholars of international politics have argued for the need to integrate the use of visual media into our understanding of global politics. In this respect, film (or movies) represents an effective media of communicating powerful ideas and political worldviews through a smorgasbord of sound and sensory experiences. This essay seeks to draw on the theoretical insights of scholars of visual international politics to analyze the ongoing geopolitical conflict between the United States and China. It will do so by examining two box-office hits in the West and China, namely, the Avengers and Wolf Warrior. Through a study of some of the key storylines in these films, this essay seeks to flesh out the differences in Sino-Western conceptions of patriotism, good and evil, and salvation. It argues that these differences are not just a matter of aesthetic preferences, but reflect more fundamental ideas and political worldviews salient in the thinking of China and the West.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/162767
ISSN: 1096-6838
DOI: 10.1007/s12140-022-09385-2
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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