The Plight of Girls in China in Wu Tianming’s “The King of Masks”

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The Plight of Girls in China in Wu Tianming’s "The King of Masks"
Wu Tianming’s
1996 Chinese film The King of Masks is a beautifully photographed film about the plight of girls in China. This film shows a deeply traditional culture has a difficult time finding its way toward respecting the value of girls and women. It is a very painful film to watch, full of suffering. However, this suffering is part of the story’s balance, showing the honorable and decent impulses of good people who nonetheless perpetuate a disgraceful cultural attitude. Zhu
Xu’s
character Wang is this sort of person.
Wang is a good man with a hard life. He is temperate and honest and pleasant and a highly skilled entertainer. It is very easy to respect him and like him,...
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..... like this one keep the question alive. It is almost surprising that the Chinese government allowed this deep and controversial to be made. Soldiers openly mock their government’s reasons, for instance, to send them to war. However, even a restrictive government like Communist China has a lot to gain from a more widespread respect for the value of girls and women.
Bibliography
Armstrong, Derek. “Review: The King of Masks,” Allmovie.com. Retrieved 22 July 2010. http://www.allmovie.com/work/the-king-of-masks-136108/review.
Brennan, Sandra. “Plot Synopsis: The King of Masks,” Allmovie.com. Retrieved 22 July 2010. http://www.allmovie.com/work/the-king-of-masks-136108.
Tianming
, Wu. The King of Masks. Hong Kong: Beijing Youth Film Studio, 1996.