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  • Open Access | Article 2021-12-21 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/1/AHR_001

    Femme Fatale in French Film Noir

    The term film noir was coined by two French film critics Borde and Chaumenton in 1956 to describe American detective stories mode in the 1940s. Noir films were seen as a counter-cultural movement within Hollywood at that time, and the French new wave continued this feature in the 1960s. Therefore, the term noir itself connects the Frenchness and Americanness. This paper tends to map out the film noir sensibilities in French content through unfolding the characteristics of femme fatale in two French noir films Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de souffle (Breathless) (1960) and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva (1981).

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/5/2024041

    Analysis of Korean Pop Music: The Enlightenment for Chinese Pop Music

    Since the 21st century, Korean pop music, represented by TV dramas, music, movies, fashion products, and other cultural forms, has spread widely worldwide. 2012 when Psy’s Gangnam style swept the globe, Jay Chou, a representative figure of the Chinese music scene, said, “Don’t let the K-pop become more and more arrogant, the Chinese Chinese pop music is the best.” However, is this the case? In 2022, the value of the cultural industry represented by the Korean Wave accounted for 18% of South Korea’s GDP, nearly $320 billion (Qiu 2014). China and South Korea are culturally similar and belong to the same East Asian region, so the spread of Korean pop music in China is also of some reference significance. This paper will take BlackPink as a case study and analyze why K-pop has gained tremendous popularity worldwide by combining music characteristics, team characteristics, and marketing strategy. It will then explore the way of overseas global marketing of Chinese pop culture to maintain the features and style of Chinese culture while spreading Chinese pop culture to the world and expand the vision of cross-cultural marketing of Chinese pop music by learning from the Korean market, to provide a reference basis for the cross-cultural marketing of China’s contemporary pop music and fill the blank of transnational cultural dissemination of Chinese pop music.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-12-22 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/4/2023026

    Iconography from A Cross-cultural Perspective: Comparison of Expressions in Chinese and European Art

    In the context of contemporary globalization, art, as a medium that crosses cultural boundaries, is becoming an important tool for people to communicate and express across geographical and language restrictions. The diversity of visual expressions and aesthetic concepts in different cultural backgrounds brings unique charm and richness to artistic creation. China and Europe, as two civilizations with long histories and profound cultural traditions, have rich creations and expressions in the field of art, and each has formed a unique iconography system. By comparing the cultural contrast and expression differences between China and Europe in the field of iconography, we can not only deeply explore the cultural connotation behind art, but also understand the aesthetic concepts of different cultures and their impact on visual language.This article aims to deeply explore the comparison and differences between Chinese and European iconography from a cross-cultural perspective.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-11-20 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/3/2023015

    Compositionality in Pablo Picasso’s Poetry

    Pablo Picasso’s poetry expands the expressive power of language through syntactic mechanisms provided in natural grammar. His poems often consist of adjunct phrases, following a technique that recalls his cubist collages. The relation between the nuclei of those phrasal constituents as they come in contact remains open, so that readers are free to establish multidirectional semantic associations between them. His poetry is primarily word-oriented. As Picasso once stated, he wanted to compose his poems with “a palette of words,” leaving those words free “to fight it out among themselves” to attain any possible meaning. Such a combinatorial approach to language could be interpreted from the perspective of “linear grammars” as proposed by Culicover and Jackendoff, Jackendoff and Wittenberg and Culicover.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/6/2024048

    Development of Vertical Screen Documentaries, Using "Talking to Strangers" as a Case Study

    As the number of short video users continues to grow, China is embracing the "mobile vertical screen era." To satisfy users' demands for a quicker immersive experience, major platforms are adopting a vertical screen format for micro-movies and videos, particularly given the maturity of the fragmented online context, initiatives for aging media adaptation, and the trend towards younger internet users. These factors provide a prime opportunity for the development of vertical screen video formats. Many short video platforms have begun experimenting with vertical documentaries. This paper takes the vertical documentary "Talking to Strangers" as a case study to discuss its strengths and weaknesses in conjunction with the future development of vertical screen documentaries. In today's era of fragmentation, where various types of work are emerging, how to make vertical screen documentaries into refined classics is a question worth considering and discussing deeply.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/6/2024056

    A Study on the Singing Forms of Western Rock Music Integrating Classical Cultural Elements

    Rock and roll is not only a form of music, but also a "attitude and philosophy of life". It is precisely because of this that rock and roll is different from general pop music, and there are various differences between Chinese and Western rock and roll. Rock music has many branches and complex forms. Its main styles include folk rock, art rock, psychedelic rock, Country rock, heavy metal, punk, etc. This article studies the singing forms of Western rock music that integrate classical cultural elements. People who listen to classical music "despise" the "vulgarity" of rock and roll, and people who play rock and roll "dislike" the "affectation" of classical music. These two music styles, which seem to never blend together, always maintain a proud attitude of respecting each other in their respective music culture circles. The extensive use of words with classical cultural elements and cultural imagery in rock music works can allow viewers to develop a sense of closeness and identification with the national essence reflected in the work from an aesthetic psychological perspective, and have a deeper understanding of the ideas expressed in the work.

  • Open Access | Article 2021-12-21 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/1/AHR_002

    Post-war British Cinema: Constructing an Imagined Community Through National Cinema

    Benedict Anderson’s masterpiece Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism has influenced the discipline of national cinema greatly since its publication . This paper aims to decode British national cinema from the late 1940s to early 1960s to rediscover the situation of British society at that time through Anderson’s conception of “imagined communities”. Through reading closely on two representative British films A Matter of Life and Death (Emeric Pressburge, 1946) and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960), the paper portrays the great changes happened in Britain from the end of the the Second World War to the beginning of the 1960s.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/5/2024042

    Private Property and Labor: Seed of a New Worldview — A Textual Interpretation based on the “Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844”

    In the “Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844,” young Marx addressed a novel issue: whereas traditional political economists regarded private property as an object opposed to the subject, adopting a metaphysical mode of thinking characterized by subject-object opposition, Adam Smith, referred to by Engels as the “Luther” of political economy, for the first time connected private property with the subject, thereby breaking away from its previous characterization as an “objective, external” dimension, implying signs of transcending Feuerbach. However, although Adam Smith and other political economists placed private property within human nature, due to their class limitations, they effectively treated profit-seeking activities as human nature, which is essentially a negation of humanity and diverges from human essence on the level of value. Marx, in critiquing their inherited ideas, not only links labor with private property but also understands labor as genuine, a return to “the essence of humanity,” as free labor rather than alienated labor, thereby laying the groundwork for the establishment of a scientific understanding of practice.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/6/2024053

    Discussion on Museum Public Services and Management Innovation

    This paper delves into the importance of public services and management innovation in museums and their specific implementation strategies. Through a comprehensive analysis of the main challenges currently faced by museums in services and management, the paper cites a range of successful cases both domestically and internationally. It proposes innovative management strategies from five key aspects: technological application, audience participation, enhancement of educational functions, cross-sector cooperation, and sustainable development. The research indicates that adopting modern information technology, enhancing audience interaction, enriching educational content, and implementing cross-disciplinary cooperation can not only significantly improve the quality of museum services but also effectively enhance their management efficiency. This, in turn, better meets the public's cultural needs and promotes the sustainable development of museums.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-09-07 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/2/2022007

    An Exploration of Domestic Cats’ Domestication History in Ancient Egypt and China

    Domestic cats are common pets in today's society and have received love from people all over the world. In world history, there are so many records of domestic cats in various cultures. During the long domestication history, the role and status of the domestic cat in human society have changed a lot and many literary and artistic works have been done for it. Among the various records, Ancient Egypt and China are both characterized by early domestication origins and rich historical records. At the same time, despite the similarities in the role played by the domestic cat in both cultures, there are many differences. These differences, similarities, and concrete reasons not only reflect the many historical similarities and differences between the two cultures, but also reflect the influence of different social contexts on the domestication process of animals, which is a topic worthy of discussion in anthropology, sociology, and genetics.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-12-22 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/4/2023027

    Trying to Discuss the Important Significance of Semiotics in Film Criticism

    Symbols are representative and symbolic signs that carry information that can be accepted and perceived. Modern semiotics emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, pioneered by Saussure and Peirce, and further developed and extended with the rise of structuralism. Film semiotics, a newly born methodology, has had profound effects on film criticism and film studies. This paper, based on the semiotic perspective, explores the origins and applications of film semiotics theory, examining its significance and contemporary value in film criticism.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/6/2024057

    A Preliminary Analysis of the Influence of Southern Fujian Religious Folk Customs on Folk Crafts—Taking Dehua Kiln and Zhangzhou Kiln as Examples

    Southern Fujian mainly refers to the "Southern Fujian Iron Triangle" region composed of Quanzhou, Xiamen, and Zhangzhou. Since the Southern Song dynasty, this has been the primary economic and cultural hub of the province. The dialects and cultures of these cities are historically interconnected. In this context, many folk crafts have emerged in Southern Fujian's history. This paper focuses on traditional folk crafts of the Southern Fujian area—Dehua Kiln white porcelain and Zhangzhou Kiln beige-glazed pottery—examining from the perspective of local cultural and religious customs. Using documentary research and case study methods, this study explores the impact of local religious culture and customs on the craftsmanship of these two types of pottery, aiming to further promote the exchange of folk crafts between Zhangzhou and Quanzhou.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/5/2024043

    The Continuation of Traditional Chinese Culture in Education: A Case Study of Children's Original Picture Books

    Under the call of the times for the inheritance and protection of the excellent traditional Chinese culture, children's cultural picture books provide new possibilities and innovative strategies for learning in the preschool stage. At the same time, in the context of digital education transformation, comprehensive analysis and combination of preschool cultural education and technology innovation and integration is the call of the new era, but also for the physical and mental development of young children and the cultivation of national pride has indelible significance. Therefore, this study focuses on children's cultural picture books, and innovates the form of point-to-point reading to explore the innovation and feasibility of its integration with cultural education, with the aim of providing new innovative forms and practical ways for cultural teaching for young children. The integration of culture and technology with audio cultural picture books and picture book teaching is not only a new attempt of digital teaching, but also an innovation to protect and pass on Chinese culture and to cultivate the cultural background of young children, which is of social and educational significance.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-09-07 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/2/2022008

    A Brief Analysis of the Background Music of the Film Changjin Lake

    The background music in film and television works plays an irreplaceable role in revealing the theme of film and television drama, rendering the atmosphere of film and television drama, deepening the depiction of characters and the expression of emotions and emotions. This paper gives a comprehensive introduction to the development logic and emotional context of the film Changjin Lake. And the film long jin lake appear impressive score plot and theme and episode is analyzed, aimed at the analysis of theme, background music, episode, explore its important role in the movie over and over to excavate the scene of the movie music connotation and the key to the background music for the film and the shaping of image.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/5/2024031

    Rock and China: From Cui Jian to Second Hand Rose

    Whether it’s mainland China’s Hao Fang or Taiwan’s Zhang Tiezhi, they are both committed to constructing a “resistance” narrative to describe the rise and development of rock music. [1] Zhang Tiezhi believes that the emergence of rock music in mainland China has already “carried the banner of enlightenment.” [2] He also mentioned that rock music, together with poetry, films, the documentary “River Elegy,” and the book series “Toward the Future,” collectively constituted the “enlightenment power of the chaotic era.” [2] However, as part of the cultural mosaic of mainland China in the 1980s, how was rock music shaped, reconstructed, and utilized in the power system of commerce, culture, and politics? How does rock music interact and create tension with other cultural phenomena? With the tremendous changes in Chinese society in the 21st century, facing different historical contexts, has Chinese rock music also undergone changes? Unfortunately, Zhang did not delve into these questions seriously, and at the same time, mainland Chinese rock musicians have not included these questions in their thinking. This paper selects Cui Jian and the Second Hand Rose band as representatives of Chinese rock music in different periods. Through the theoretical perspectives of political philosophy, sociology, and history, it analyzes their lyrical texts and historical backgrounds, delving into Cui Jian’s unique understanding of “revolution” and “capitalism” as a rock superstar of the 1980s, and how this understanding has shaped the unique “sensory structure” of Chinese rock musicians. At the same time, this paper aims to provide some insights for the future development of Chinese rock music.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-02-21 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/4/2024028

    Research on Rural Youth Hostel Spatial Design Strategies under the Concept of Environmental Education

    With the rapid development of rural tourism and the vigorous implementation of rural revitalization policies, rural youth hostels in China are showing promising prospects. Mass-oriented youth hostels are no longer sufficient to meet the diverse needs of society. The development of youth hostels is undergoing new exploration and transformation, with the incorporation of environmental education content providing a new path for the development and transformation of rural youth hostels. This paper, from the perspective of environmental education, elucidates the significance of conducting environmental education in rural youth hostels, proposes new ideas for the construction of rural youth hostels, and outlines the implementation pathways of environmental education in these settings.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-28 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/6/2024059

    From Dystopia to Utopia: The Construction of Post-Human Life Community in Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos

    Kurt Vonnegut constructed a post-apocalyptic fantasy in Galápagos: after the extinction effects of technology abuse, war and ecological unbalance in the Capitalocene, the old human race cannot reproduce due to the plague, while the new human race comes to an island by “Noah's Ark” and evolves into seal-like animals, returning to nature and living in harmony with other species; it contains a profound criticism of the Anthropocene and a post-human ecological imagination of life forms. Based on the framework of subversion-reconstruction-prospect of life community, this paper explores the construction path of post-human life community. Finally, it is pointed out that the essence of this construction is the nomadic strategy of escape and the fantasy of absolute de-territorialization, but it reveals the vision and value of reconstructing the life community.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-09-07 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/2/2023009

    A Review of Conformity Behavior Studies in Social Networks

    This article contains research on the development of conformity behaviors in social networks, in which individuals change their ideas or behavior in keeping with a group. Social networks originated from the experiment called small world phenomenon, which concluded that in the United States, the average distance between one person to another person is six persons, which can also be called Six Degrees of Separation, proving the existence of a social network of people. Conformity behavior refers to individuals changing their behavior under real or imagined group pressure to adapt to the behavioral responses of others. conformity behavior in social networks is mainly studied through questionnaires, websites, and simulation modeling.

  • Open Access | Article 2023-11-20 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/3/2023016

    A Study on the Construction of the National Media Image of American Science Fiction Films in the New Century

    As a significant genre of Hollywood blockbusters, science fiction films showcase the unbeatable technological prowess of the United States, serving as a vital avenue for international communication and the display of a powerful national image. Science fiction films have left a distinctive impression on audiences worldwide, portraying the United States as the global leader in technology, owing to the presence of real scientific research facilities, enigmatic scientific symbols, advanced research equipment, and extraordinary imagination within the genre. Since the turn of the century, American science fiction films have undergone a significant shift in their communication strategy, presenting a "hardcore Iron Man" national media image. This paper, employing agenda-setting theory and content analysis methodology, explores the specific pathways through which American science fiction films constructed the national media image from 2000 to 2019.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-04-24 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7080/5/2024045

    On the Protection and Inheritance of the Evenki Ethnic Culture

    In previous studies of the Evenki ethnic group, different perspectives have been presented regarding the research on Evenki language culture in various historical contexts and research periods: researchers from each era exhibit differences in research directions, angles, and awareness of issues. These differences are closely related to research objectives, external backgrounds, power relations, and the development of disciplines in different eras. This article suggests that an analysis of the Evenki language not only helps us understand the changes in ethnic language forms over different periods but also allows us to observe people's psychological states and practical needs against the backdrop of the times. In the context of today's era, this can effectively enhance our adaptability to linguistic and cultural transformation, and desktop research is a rapid method of reading literature and collecting language information categorization. The article demonstrates that the desktop learning research method proposed surpasses current typical language learning methods, helping us better adapt to the intelligent society and the era of big data.

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