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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(1); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050117.

On the realistic expression of domestic anti-corruption dramas


Dong Xin

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Dong Xin

School of Media, Film and Television, Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China


Anti-corruption drama is the product of collusion of reality, traditional culture and popular imagination. It completes the artistic expression through the typified narrative mode and the typified characterization of "political tough man" and "snake and scorpion beauty". It is a contemporary mirror image of Chinese traditional culture and national psychology, reflecting the complex tangles in the process of modernization. Anti-corruption dramas have distinctive characteristics of the times, reflecting the multiple orientations and conspiracies of popular culture, mainstream culture and traditional culture in various periods. Anti-corruption dramas in the new era have undergone major changes in the direction of social problem dramas, focusing on the lofty human nature of the narrative subject. The expression of the mainstream values in the anti-corruption drama has spread more positive energy for the construction of the political ecology of the Qingming Dynasty and won the audience's welcome.


Domestic anti-corruption drama; Realistic expression; Typological tendency; Cultural image; Characteristics of the times

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Dong Xin. On the realistic expression of domestic anti-corruption dramas. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 1: 87-94. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050117.


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