POSS Team: Sland
Team Captain: Hengyuan Wang
Team Members: Yaxuan Zhou, Zhuonan Xu, Xinyi Deng, Yujie Cui

Synopsis: On February 5th, Wuhan, China, many female doctors cut their hair short to improve their work efficiency in the battle against the pandemic. While there were voices complementing them as heroines, yet there were also critics arguing that these women’s rights had been violated. This led to our research question: how did the “stereotypical female figure” evolve in the collective unconscious of people? We decided to analyze how female figures are portrayed in representative Film & TV Works from different cultural area at the same time, and through contrast, discern the underlying socio-cultural forces that yield to such differentiation.

The Forces Driving Socio-Cultural Evolution:Analysis of Social-Cultural Forces through Appreciation of Female Image in Films and Television Works Produced in 2018-2020

The Forces Driving Socio-Cultural Evolution

POSS Team: Sland (China)

Synopsis: On February 5th, Wuhan, China, many female doctors cut their hair short to improve their work efficiency in the battle against the pandemic. While there were voices complementing them as heroines, yet there were also critics arguing that these women’s rights had been violated. This led to our research question: how did the “stereotypical female figure” evolve in the collective unconscious of people? We decided to analyze how female figures are portrayed in representative Film & TV Works from different cultural area at the same time, and through contrast, discern the underlying socio-cultural forces that yield to such differentiation.

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