Theme: Adaptation of Contemporary Historical Novels, Historical Films and TV Plays
Time: 9:00-11:00 A.M., Monday, December 2, 2019
Venue: A203, Yifu Information Building, Central Campus
The contemporary Chinese historical novels have experienced the double baptism incorporating the enlightenment discourse in our new era and the post-modern discourse in the 1990s. We have made some achievements in this regard. At the same time, the achievements have also resulted in the characterization of nihilism and the dramatization of historical facts. As a consequence, these problems have also affected the film and television adaptation of our contemporary historical novels. Right now, we are experiencing the concussion between the legend of the divine dramas, and the dreary ideology of the serious play. One thing we are running shortest of is the combination of in-depth narrative of human nature and nation. In the the new century,we need to adapt our historical plays on the basis of realizing the subjectivity of Chinese stories, so as to realize the real artistic innovation and breakthrough in this field.
Fang Wei, born in Binzhou City, Shandong Province in 1976, is a Doctor of Letters, professor and doctoral supervisor. He has published more than 60 papers in CSSCI journals such as Literature Review, presided over 4 national social science and provincial&ministerial projects, and published 6 monographs such as Biography of Wang Xiaobo. Now he works in the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Suzhou University.