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Peter Ho-sun Chan, Narratology, Motif, Hong Kong Cinema

Zhang, Yishuang

Supervisor and department: Adolphson, Mikael East Asian Studies Lin, Jenn-Shann East Asian Studies

Examining committee member and department: Fried, Daniel East Asian Studies Sywenky, Irene Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Department: Department of East Asian Studies

Specialization: East Asian Interdisciplinary Studies

Date accepted: 2013-08-27T14:15:31Z

Graduation date: 2013-11

Degree: Master of Arts

Degree level: Master's

Abstract: This thesis focuses on the narrative functions of motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan’s love trilogy films on drifting Chinese people since the 1980s. The examination of object-setting motifs in Chapter One contributes to the understanding of character-traits. Chapter Two especially discusses the use of popular songs in Chan’s love trilogy by analyzing their explicit meaning conveyed by the lyrics, which is consistent with episodes of the plot, and the implicit and symptomatic meanings behind these songs, which actually arouse the collective memories among the audiences. In Chapter Three the study on the commonly used motifs throughout the films reflects upon the emotional life of various drifting Chinese people as a whole. By virtue of ideological film studies, this close analysis of the motifs discovers the idealism vs. pragmatism binary opposition constructed by Peter Chan and his consistent concern about the humanism when portraying drifting Chinese people.

Language: English

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3509T

Rights: Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.





Autor: Zhang, Yishuang

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University of Alberta Inner World of Drifting Chinese People: Narrative Functions of Motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan’s Love Trilogy by Yishuang Zhang A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Interdisciplinary Studies Department of East Asian Studies © Yishuang Zhang Fall 2013 Edmonton, Alberta Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only.
Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the authors prior written permission. Abstract This thesis focuses on the narrative functions of motifs in Peter Ho-sun Chan’s love trilogy films on drifting Chinese people since the 1980s.
The examination of object-setting motifs in Chapter One contributes to the understanding of character-traits.
Chapter Two especially discusses the use of popular songs in Chan’s love trilogy by analyzing their explicit meaning conveyed by the lyrics, which is consistent with episodes of the plot, and the implicit and symptomatic meanings behind these songs, which actually arouse the collective memories among the audiences.
In Chapter Three the study on the commonly used motifs throughout the films reflects upon the emotional life of various drifting Chinese people as a whole.
By virtue of ideological film studies, this close analysis of the motifs discovers the idealism vs.
pragmatism binary opposition constructed by Peter Chan a...





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