The Cultural Politics of Chinese Cinema: Hero

Wednesday 22 March / 6pm / The Box / £4 / £3


Hero A Chinese Propaganda film?


As part of University of Liverpool’s Chinese Studies module "Projecting China: An Introduction to Chinese History and Cinema", Dr Leon Rocha presents a new film programme, The Cultural Politics of Chinese Cinema: From Wire-fu Fantasies to Historical Epics. Exploring propaganda, trauma and memory, and the globality of Chinese cinema, these three important films speak to different aspects of cultural politics in contemporary China.


The second film in this series, Hero (2002), generated controversy as it seemingly justified authoritarian politics via a fictional retelling of the First Emperor of China. 


This is part of the Public Programme for new exhibition How much of this is fiction.

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