Hybridizing Nationalism and Entertainment in an Unanticipated Fashion: A Longitudinal Study of Hong Kong’s Film Production in China since the 2010s.

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How do pop-culture producers survive in a field driven by both the state’s political interests and the market forces? To address this question, this study examines how the filmmakers from Hong Kong coped with the institutional pressures in China after the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government implemented the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement in 2003. The study of Hong Kong’s filmmakers in the Mainland presents an intriguing case: they were once a prominent player in the field, best known for their market-oriented traits that sometimes challenged the officially permissible line in China’s censorship regulations. In the 2010s, however, many of them shifted their focus to producing propaganda-like movies. This study examines the unanticipated consequences of the Hong Kong film directors’ and producers’ strategic actions and their implications for the development of the cultural industry in mainland China.
Period9 Oct 2023
Event titleArts Faculty Research Seminar Series
Event typeSeminar