Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

The Characteristics of Female Images in Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean Films and Television Works after 1990

Authors
Muyun Li1, a,*, , Zhongxuan Sun2, b, *,
1School of Letters and Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, the United States 93106, the United States
2School of Media Science (School of Journalism), Northeast Normal University, China 130117, China

These authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: a muyun@umail.ucsb.edu
Corresponding Authors
Muyun Li, Zhongxuan Sun
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.350How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Asian female images; Film and television works; China; Japan; South Korea
Abstract

With the development of society and the spread of feminism, the female images of various countries have changed. Specifically, along with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women was promulgated and became formally effective, the female images in the films and television works after this convention started to manifest changes. This article systematically displays the results of the localization of the transformation of female images in East Asia (especially China, Japan and South Korea) after 1990 and provides convenience for the field of feminist image research on these three countries. This paper searched on the CNKI, Google Scholar, HowNet, SCI, KCI, Wanfang, and Douding and selected 21 articles related to the topic, which are summarized and analysed according to different characteristics and countries. Taking the films and television works of China, Japan, and South Korea as an example, this paper discusses the evolution of female images in film and television works. In conclusion, through the depictions of female images in the film and television industry in three different Asian countries, this article reveals that Chinese women characters have the characteristics of being independent and fashionable, Korean women figures have the traits of being persecuted, traditional, and gaining more freedom, and Japanese women own the specialties of pursuing a higher quality marriage partner, awakening of self-awareness and being more financially independent, promoting women’s discourse power, and awakening of feminine rebellious consciousness.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.350How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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