Investigating the Cultural Value Expression and Narrative Skills of Chinese Science Fiction Films


Liu, Chang and Sitharan, Roopesh and Perumal, Vimala (2022) Investigating the Cultural Value Expression and Narrative Skills of Chinese Science Fiction Films. In: Creative Multimedia Postgraduate Research Colloquium, 14 July 2022, Multimedia University, Malaysia.

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The purpose of this research is to study the cultural value expression and narrative skills of Chinese science fiction films. As one of the most important genre films, American sci-fi films occupy a huge market share, but Chinese sci-fi films are never the mainstream of the market. This is because Chinese science fiction films started later than Western countries; they lacked special effects at the beginning. After 2010, with the development of computer graphic technology, Chinese sci-fi films began to imitate the style of Hollywood. However, these attempts did not work well until the Wandering Earth came out in 2019. The Wandering Earth has won the highest box office and most honors in the history of Chinese sci-fi films. Why The Wandering Earth was so successful while other Chinese Sci-fi movies fail? And what is the difference between The Wandering Earth and other Chinese sci-fi? It may because be of the home and country sentiments in The Wandering Earth is in line with Chinese culture values and this “Chinese Style” sci-fi makes the world refresh. For the better development of Chinese sci-fi films, this cultural value and culture confidence is worthy of inheritance and development in the Chinese sci-fi film productions. So this research studies on how to improve narrative skills under the Chinese culture values in the Chinese sci-fi films.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese Sci-fi films, Chinese culture value, Narrative
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 05:36
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 05:36


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