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Shaping a New Identity: Increasing Visibility of Lesbian Desire in Chinese Cinemas

Mulky, Virginia (2011) Shaping a New Identity: Increasing Visibility of Lesbian Desire in Chinese Cinemas. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In recent years there has been a noticeable increase in Chinese-language films about lesbian romances. Many of these films have found commercial and critical success in Chinese markets such as Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as honors at international film festivals.In order to analyzes how these films reflect and shape Chinese lesbian identity, this thesis considers how a range of contemporary Chinese-language films produced in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and abroad deploys the figure of the lesbian. In particular, this study examines the production of such films by Chinese cultures outside of Mainland China as a means of promoting an alternative, inclusive Chinese identity in opposition to Mainland censorship.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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Committee ChairAnderson, Mark Lynn
Committee MemberKuzniar, Alice
Committee MemberMajumdar, Neepa
Committee MemberLiu, Xinmin
Date: 12 May 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 1 April 2011
Approval Date: 12 May 2011
Submission Date: 11 May 2011
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese film; gender studies; lesbian; transnational cinema
Other ID:, etd-05112011-164816
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43


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