Gender Non-Bias in the Cinematic Ideology of Ying Ning in “I Love Beijing”


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A Non-Feminist Auteur Directorial Approach: An Analysis of Gender Non-Bias in the Cinematic Ideology of Ying Ning in I Love Beijing
This film study will analyze the important facets of a non-feminist ideology that define Ying Ning’s auteur approach to filmmaking through some of her films. While Ning was one of a very few female directors working within the international scene, she does not convey a feminist approach because of her auteuristic approach toward a gender non-bias in the categorization of main characters in films like I Love Beijing (2000) in the Beijing Trilogy. Through her own vision, she often chooses male protagonists that define the changing world around them, yet the “male gaze” interprets a diverse and changing female...
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.....dge, 2008.
Clark, Paul. Reinventing China: A Generation and its Films. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2006.
Kaplan, E. Ann. Feminism and Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Ni, Zhen. Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy: The Genesis of China’s Fifth Generation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press Books, 2002.
I Love Beijing. Dir. Ying Ning. Perfs. Yu Lei, Zuo Baitao. USA/Canada: Facets, 2000.
Zhang, Zhen. The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
(Note for Customer: I used I Love Beijing because it is her most gender orientated film (related to feminism) and that I was allowed to use the sources necessary to chose the topic and framework.)