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Transmutation of the Narrative Discourse and Artistic Style of Chinese Tibetan Films in the New Era


Xindan Hu1, Siwei Wu1,2, Cheng Di1,2,*

1School of Arts and Communication, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

2Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand.

*Corresponding author: Cheng Di

Published: January 17,2024


In order to explore the future development and trend of Tibetan-themed films, it is necessary to explore in depth the evolution of Chinese Tibetan-themed films in terms of narrative discourse and artistic style. This article first analyses the development of Chinese Tibetan films since the new era and its important stages, and discusses in detail the great changes that have taken place in Chinese Tibetan films in recent years along with the "cultural self-confidence" advocated in the new era, taking into account the narrative perspectives of cinematography, such as narrative theme, narrative structure, and narrative subject, as well as the perspectives of artistic style, such as camera language, actors, and landscapes, to further explore the future development and trends of Chinese films with Tibetan themes. The film discusses the great changes that have taken place in Chinese Tibetan films in recent years, along with the issue of "cultural self-confidence" advocated in the new era, in order to further explore Chinese Tibetan films in depth.


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Transmutation of the Narrative Discourse and Artistic Style of Chinese Tibetan Films in the New Era

How to cite this paper: Xindan Hu, Siwei Wu, Cheng Di. (2023) Transmutation of the Narrative Discourse and Artistic Style of Chinese Tibetan Films in the New Era. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science7(12), 2598-2602.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.12.037