Proceedings of the 2018 International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2018)

On the Conceptualized Modes of World Engagement of Chinese Kung-fu Films

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Zhong Deng
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Zhong Deng
Available Online July 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-18.2018.52How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Kung-fu films, world engagement, conceptualized modes, research model
Abstract
Kung-fu films are among the most heatedly discussed film products originated from China and appraised by the rest of the world. This article intends to go beyond a traditional paradigm of film analysis which is central on characters, plots and the like, so as to render a cognitive exploration of how such films are related to typical Chinese modes of conceptualization of world engagement. We find that Kung-fu films tend to simplify the relations between people and the world, foreground the self-fulfilment of individuals by means of dramatizing the way they overcome worldly obstacles, and advocate a peacefulness-oriented philosophy of Kung-fu in order to reconcile the contradictions between the self and the world. These features are true of many successful Kung-fu films almost without exception, thus indicating the research paradigm employed in this article may serve as a feasible model for further studies.
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