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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(4); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020409.

The Formal Evolution of Chinese Martial Arts Action Movies and the Spread of Core Values


Cui Hongtu1, Zhao Cai 2

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Cui Hongtu

School of Humanities Tiangonguniversity, Tianjin 300000, China


The transformation and development of Chinese martial arts film era has a new pattern in its creative form and expression. Under the influence of the globalization, some of the distinctive cultural elements in martial arts films continue to be passed down in the local creative vision. The other part is “foreignized” by other overseas regions and used by others to achieve cross-cultural communication. Therefore, as a kind of distinctive type of local films, creative transformation and innovative development have been realized, and its evolution has been become international in the new era. Through synchronic and diachronic analysis, the article reveals the changes in the form of Chinese martial arts action films and the inheritance and expansion of core values in the three aspects of nationalist turn, action spectacle and marching into the international arena.


Martial arts action films; Nationalism; Value leadership; Internationalization

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Cui Hongtu, Zhao Cai. The Formal Evolution of Chinese Martial Arts Action Movies and the Spread of Core Values. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 4: 34-38. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020409.


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