Taiwan Studies Archive

This section presents a non-exhaustive collection of academic works (articles, books, essays, multimedia productions, etc.) on the theme of Taiwan studies. It offers an overview of recent works by researchers and students.

Collective Memory and Images of the Past in China and Taiwan: Debates on the Cinematographic Representation of the Enemy or the Japanese Coloniser

Ferhat Samia.

Études Chinoises,vol. 31 , n° 2, Traduction anglaise de : Samia Ferhat. Mémoire collective et images du passé en Chine et à Taïwan : débats autour de la représentation cinématographique de l’ennemi ou du colonisateur japonais, 2018, pp. 153-177.

Abstract (English) :

Since the surrender of Japan in August 1945, a particular image of that county and its role in the war in East Asia that pitted Japan against China and its allies has formed in the Chinese collective memory, all the while its destiny has been linked to that of Taiwan since the end of the 19th century. Through the analysis of Chinese and Taiwanese films, put in perspective with a detour by way of American films, this article discusses the manner in which film explores these moments of the past and proposes a new reading by means of a close reading focused on their protagonists, most frequently restored to their individuality above and beyond of any stereotypical view.

Mots-clés :

Chinese cinema, collective memory, Taiwan, China, Taiwanese cinema

Texte intégral :

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01871355/document

English