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

The Development of Asian Characters’ Stereotypes of Ethnic Identity and Cultural Representation in American Films

Authors
Kexin Dong1, *, , Lixuan Sun2, , Xinjie Zhang3,
1Harrow Beijing, Beijing, 100089. China
2The Affiliated High School of Peking University, Beijing, 100089. China
3Shanghai Nanyang Model Private School, Shanghai, 201299. China

These authors contributed equally

*Corresponding author. Email: guanghua.ren@gecacdemy.cn
Corresponding Author
Kexin Dong
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.047How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Asian characters’ stereotypes; American Film; cognitive theory; social identity theory; Hollywood
Abstract

The paper discussed the stereotypes of Asian people developed in American films. Besides, it also talked about the impact of stereotypes and how people should deal with the impact of existing stereotypes. In order to solve this question, the paper used the qualitative method. To evaluate the creation and cognition of Asian stereotypes in society, a literature review was conducted, which included reading substantial reputable literature and reference materials, as well as combining data and information acquired from multiple platforms to conclude. This paper analyzed the stereotypes of Asians in American movies from three of the most classic stereotypes in selected five films. These films were promoted before they were released due to the media’s influence, and they spread quickly compared to decades earlier. This paper concluded that although it was undeniable that stereotypes represent the spread of a country’s culture to some extent, the stereotypes of Asians in American films needed to be stopped. At the same time, the conclusion of this paper was a general phenomenon and idea.

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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
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.047How 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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