du.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Food and Law in Ang Lee’s Movie Eat Drink Man Woman – The Semiotic Father at the Chinese Dinner Table
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Kinesiska. (ISTUD)
2019 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Muntlig presentation med publicerat abstract (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

Food, which is a manifestation of culture and history, has been a symbol used to represent meanings in literature in an observable way. Ang Lee’s movie Drink Eat Man Woman (1994) illustrates generational, sexual, and cultural conflicts. The conflicts and the reconciliations are all carried out on a Chinese round-shape dinner table that makes food as an important element in this movie.

Lao Zhu, who is a Chinese cuisine master and a widower, is not only the father of three daughters, but also plays mother’s roll at home. This special father/mother-daughter relationship shown on “the table” pushes the story forward. Lao Zhu, who cooks food to make the dinner table scenes possible, undoubtedly, is the key of this movie.

Julia Kristeva discusses that father is not only a rigor symbolic father who represents the law, but also a semiotic father who is loving and soothing. Therefore, in this paper, I will use Kristeva’s theory to analyse Lao Zhu, as a lawful father and a loving mother at the same time, his characteristics and psychological transformations. To show how Lao Zhu interacts with other characters and functions in this movie. I will also put Lao Zhu in a larger social, historical and cultural context, which is embodied by “Chinese food”, to see how the topics – conflicts and reconciliations – in the movie are told.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
2019.
Nationell ämneskategori
Litteraturvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Interkulturella studier
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-31090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-31090DiVA, id: diva2:1369243
Konferens
2019 meeting of the New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Nov 1-2, 2019
Tillgänglig från: 2019-11-11 Skapad: 2019-11-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-11-11Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

Fulltext saknas i DiVA

Personposter BETA

Hu, Lung-Lung

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Hu, Lung-Lung
Av organisationen
Kinesiska
Litteraturvetenskap

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

urn-nbn
Totalt: 101 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf