The theme of salvation in Chinese and Japanese war movies

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Abstract

This chapter explores the various notions of salvation presented in recent movies in Chinese and Japanese cinema about the Second World War, proposing that these films present cultural imaginings about saving the nation. In order to survive Euro-American imperialism, China and Japan had each strived to build a modern nation from the mid- to late nineteenth century onwards. Modernization was adopted as the ultimate means of self-strengthening and national salvation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese and Japanese films on the Second World War
PublisherRoutledge
Pages79-92
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781138791039
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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