Jia Zhangke's Shijie and China's changing global space

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dc.contributor.advisor Tsai , Chien -hsin , 1975 -
dc.contributor.committeeMember Oppenheim , Robert M .
dc.creator Estrada , Mariana , 1981 -
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -08 -23T18 :07 :34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -08 -23T18 :07 :40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :39 :17Z
dc.date.available 2010 -08 -23T18 :07 :34Z
dc.date.available 2010 -08 -23T18 :07 :40Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :39 :17Z
dc.date.created 2009 -12 *
dc.date.issued 2010 -08 -23
dc.date.submitted December 2009
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -445
dc.description.abstract This paper explores tourism and space -making in modern China through the lens of Sixth Generation Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke . His film Shijie (The World ) features people whose lives play out in and around a Chinese theme park of the same name . Through its portrayal of theme parks and the social stratum who visit and inhabit them , Shijie depicts both the filmmaker’s opinion of China’s modernization project , as well as his evolving status within the Chinese international /national film system . As China’s interest in its global image is being transformed through its media products , its concept of global and local space is also changing . The Olympic Village created for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics can be seen as an attempt at physically and symbolically engineering China’s new global space . This paper will consider Jia Zhangke , The World , and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as several points along a continuum that leads toward a new envisioning of global space in China .
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject China
dc.subject Global space
dc.subject 2008 Olympics
dc.subject Jia Zhangke
dc.subject Shijie
dc.subject Theme parks
dc.title Jia Zhangke's Shijie and China's changing global space
dc.type.genre thesis *
dc.type.material text *
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Asian Studies
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.department Asian Studies
dc.date.updated 2010 -08 -23T18 :07 :40Z


Jia Zhangke's Shijie and China's changing global space. Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2009 -12 -445 .

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