Research Essay Proposal

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Jason Lau Research Essay Proposal 4/1/12 I plan to discuss the way photography is used to portray images in socialist China in the context of China’s cultural nuances. My final research essay will explore the way in which the development of the People’s Republic of China affected the role of photography in China. Visual media in China has a specifically defined purpose unlike that of in our culture. I will also try to discuss the differences between the two. One of my main groups of sources will revolve around the film Chung Kuo, Cina by Michelangelo Antonioni. I will include a review of the film by a critic from the People’s Daily
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Unformatted text preview: and also a section from Susan Sontag’s On Photography that analyzes the film. My other sources include Painting the City Red and Photography at Tiananmen Square which both discuss the Tiananmen Square in the context of visual media. In addition, I will include Simon Leys’ Chinese Shadows in order to help provide historical context to the topic I am exploring. I will also include the article “Same event, two stories” by Fahmy and Huang in order to also include a Western analysis of my topic....
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