Since the year 1978, the opening of China’s door to the outside world has led China to develop its own economic and social reformation (Wu, 1994). The nation is approaching to capitalism. With a long historical background, popular culture is subject to many influences. Under this rapid change, the author, Kevin Latham, who is a scholar of Chinese Culture, decided to write a book to express his opinion about the development in different cultures in China. The book is titled as “Pop Culture China!
In China, there are many movies about history, comedy, action and romance. The action movies are the most popular one. Here are some different type of Chinese movies we recommend to watch: The movies about history : “Farewell My Concubine”(bar wang be ji), “Jing ke pricks qin wang”(jean ke ci qing wang)， “The Secret History of Concubine Yang”(young gui fei), and “The Flowers Of War” (jin lin shi san cai) All the movies about history are very famous in China. The movies mostly talk about the history of China You can learn lots of knowledge and Chinese culture from the movies. Also you can understand the Chinese history.
Paintings which were on silk or paper were limited in numbers, and were only done by professional artists in China. Even calligraphy was not sought out, which I find incredibly surprising considering in the modern world, so many types of art are influenced by Chinese calligraphy alone – tattoos, souvenirs, fashion, etc. Over time, popularity of Chinese painting did not increase and the European’s perspective on Chinese painting was biased and negative. Due to such a negative perception, Chinese painting had little impact on painters in Europe. For example, a Chinese porcelain vase could be seen in a still life painting, but there was no real influence at this time in history.
Second, the faults of martial arts inherited, from the Golden Age of Wushu in the Republic of China to the establishment of New China, many martial arts have disappeared. Many martial arts masters had not have time to pass down the essence of their martial arts. There are many factors, the main reason is that people nowadays cannot suffer the pain of martial arts. people cannot do much more if your kung fu is trained, like bullet can help you solve the problem of terrorists
Films are regarded as the experience goods in which one is unable to appreciate some traits until he or views them (Connelly, et al. 41). From that perspective, it is apparent that recent interests in the Chinese film industry have remained to be evaluated by the scholars in both the West and East (Song 6). Along with that line, the Chinese film industry has dramatically grown to the extent of receiving intensive attention from other overseas critics. Scientists such as Yingjin Zhang, Xu, McGrath, Zhang Zhen, as well as Berry and Farquhar are concentration on analyzing the different images and phenomena in the current Chinese cinematic shows (Song 6).
These mixture of ideals comes from a clash between both the old fashion and modern style caused by globalization. Due to China’s globalization efforts and the blend of different era ideals, the movies that were made during that time showed a response to such occurrence. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee and Crazy English by Zhang Yuan both are a response to that of globalization in China, and can be further
GLOBAL HISTORY OF MARTIAL ARTS – Know Where It Started China and the Martial Arts Dating around 6th century in China, the monks in Shaolin monasteries were trained in Kung Fu. This practice of Kung Fu rapidly spread throughout entire Asia. Other neighboring countries in the continent, integrated these newly acquired techniques of Kung Fu into their systems of fighting. Okinawa, a chain of islands in the middle of China and Japan, was emphatically impacted by this presentation of Kung Fu right on time in the nation's history, thought to have occurred in the late 6th century. This early type of Okinawan art was commonly known as Tode.
Also, Taiwan cinema was under the influence of Hong Kong, Japan and America cinemas and it had to compete with that country. Therefore, in the 1980s the rules started to be more relaxed and less rigid. While those events were happening, some young directors took education in filmmaking in America and started their careers in their homeland, Taiwan. They create more innovative films by stressing on social and cultural issues that Taiwan deals with. HouHsiao-hsien is the leading figure for new Taiwan Cinema and his film His Son’s Big Doll (1983) is the chief film in this period which is based on Huang Ch’unming short stories.
As mentioned in the introduction, for individuals without a first-hand knowledge of a country, filmic portrayal of a country and its culture can play a key role in how they perceive it and is indispensable in nation branding (Dinnie, 2015, p. 38). China’s neighbors like South Korea, Taiwan and Japan have long recognized this and have incorporated national film industries into various policies and soft power strategies (Hong, 2014; Higbee & Hwee Lim, 2010; McGray, 2002). By contrast, China’s film industry is rarely included into foreign policies and does not have prominent place in international soft power strategies. Commercially most popular films focus on Chinese audiences and rarely reveal much about modern China. As shown in Table 1, domestically popular films tend to deal with Chinese mythology, martial arts or historical epics rather than cover contemporary
Chinese artwork is visible art that is historic or brand new, originated in or practiced in China or by way of Chinese traditional and contemporary artists. The Chinese art within the confines of the country or of which is overseas within the sub-asian continent can also be thought of part of chinese artwork when it 's based on or suggests chinese heritage and chinese lifestyle. Early "stone age art" dates all the way back to 10,000 bc, mostly consisting of pottery and sculptures. This early amount chinese art is classified over the course of ruling chinese emperors or dynasties, some lasting thousand of years. Chinese artwork has one of the oldest practiced traditions around the globe.