Discussion on the Cultural Confidence of Chinese Films Taking the Movie Wolf Warriors II as an Example
- Wolf Warriors II; Jin Huimin; cultural confidence; nationalism
Wolf Warriors II as the only Chinese-language film that has entered the top 100 global box office, has won a lot of reputation in Chinese market in 2017. However, its overseas box office was depressing, and few foreigners paid attentions to it. It did receive a few film reviews, but most of them were criticism. Some Chinese scholars believed that the box office harvest of Wolf Warriors II in the mainland of China was attributed to its patriotic theme and its cultural confidence, but they did not mention the reasons why the film was not welcomed overseas. Based on a Chinese scholar, Mr. Jin Huimin's researches on cultural confidence, the author thinks that Wolf Warriors II does not show the cultural confidence, but indicates the nationalism with the features of post-colonial culturally resistance. A film like it cannot be effectively recognized around the world, and may do harm to China's responsible image as a great power that is peacefully coexisting with countries of the world.
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TY - CONF AU - Mengyao Hou PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Discussion on the Cultural Confidence of Chinese Films Taking the Movie Wolf Warriors II as an Example BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 346 EP - 348 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125916117 ID - Hou2019/08 ER -