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Mr Ruohan Tang 

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Ruohan Tang is a Postgraduate research student within Film at the University of Southampton.

Research interests

The main aim of my research, based on an ethnographic investigation of the Chinese film cross-century transition, is to reveal how the visible and hidden influences coming from external mechanisms, affect the narratives and the storytelling of the Chinese film industry. This project also aims to develop a discussion on cognition and identification of national self-consciousness from distinct experiences in film making environments, within knowledge and narrative structure. The study intends to review a common ground of Chinese cinematic representation, and examine how the inherent pattern of the film is used to convey and interpret the notion of society, culture, politics, economy, and human nature through cinematic representation. The study also seeks to create a free dimension, in which the cinematic representation, the intrinsic visual symbol and the element of the film, can be easily analyzed and inserted in the broad context of visual culture. The study will be divided into two distinct phases, where different concepts and methods will be used. The first phase, the ‘mirror stage’, which will focus on the period from 1960-1980, while the second phase, the ‘self- construction stage’, will look at the period covering 1980-2000.

Mr Ruohan Tang
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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