Class Year

2018

Date of Award

4-27-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)

First Advisor

Janet McCracken

Second Advisor

David Boden

Third Advisor

Shiwei Chen

Abstract

In 2017, a Chinese military-themed action film called Wolf Warrior II has collected a total box office of US$874 million in mainland China. The film received common praises for its virtual effects, action sequences and patriotic theme. However, its patriotism is built on an image of a powerful China with racists assumptions and logical details. This thesis examines Wolf Warrior II, explores the reason behind its unexpected success, and analyzes its interpretations of Chinese mentality and China’s international status in the world today.

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