China whispers : the symbolic, economic, and political presence of China in contemporary American science fiction film

Longden, KA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2702-2106 2018, 'China whispers : the symbolic, economic, and political presence of China in contemporary American science fiction film' , Open Cultural Studies, 2 (1) , pp. 151-161.

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Abstract

China has long been present in Western science fiction, but largely through notions of Orientalism and depictions as the 'Yellow Peril'. However, with China's new ascendancy and modernization over the last 15 years, along with its investment and collaboration with Hollywood in particular, contemporary film in general, and contemporary science fiction in particular, has embraced this new China in ways hitherto unseen before. This essay examines three contemporary western/American science fiction films which each represent and construct China in slightly different ways, and in ways which reveal the West, and Hollywood's reappraisal of the relationship with China and its emerging 'Soft Power'.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Open Cultural Studies
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
ISSN: 2451-3474
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Depositing User: KA Longden
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 13:21
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59802

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