International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Youth Image in Chinese and American Youth Films
Yue GUO, Wen-Jing LIU, Hong-Xian NIU, Tong-Hui QU, Yu-Ting WANG

Youth film is a kind of film that is very popular all over the world, which has developed very fast in China in recent years. The audience, especially teenagers, set off a wave to watch this kind of movies. But after watching high box-office youth films screened in the last two or three years, we find that Chinese youth films have a tendency to be homogenous, and they have an obvious style different from that from the United States. Films can reflect culture, and youth culture is an important part of any culture. Consequently, it is extremely important to know what the differences between Chinese and American youth film are and why is that. We examine this problem from a specific angleā€”the youth image in youth films. Significant differences are found in this comparative study.

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