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Some Characteristics of Chinese Animation

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The reason why Chinese animation has been identified with the fame of a Chinese School lies in its distinguishing characteristics. Chinese animation attained its typical characteristics in the second half of 1950s, and maintained these for the following three decades. These characteristics can be classified into two sections: those concerning an aesthetic dimension and its educational value concerning function dimension.

Keywords: Chinese animation; aesthetic dimensions; characteristics; educational value; function dimension; style

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Beijing Broadcasting Institute

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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