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Suiyuan's "Sound, Light, Color, and Shadow" Series of Cloud Lectures (1): Professor Yu Ji shares "Chinese Cultural Tradition and Chinese Film History and Some Re-examination

On the evening of May 21st, Yu Ji, a professor, doctoral supervisor and dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Southwest University, was invited to be the keynote speaker of the "Sound, Light, Color and Shadow" series of cloud lectures in the School of Journalism and Communication of Nanjing Normal University. The online academic lectures of "Re-examination of the Chinese Cultural Tradition and the History and Evolution of Chinese Film History" were listened to online by Prof. Zhang Xiaofeng, Associate Professor Bi Leijing, and more than 200 graduate students. Prof. Liu Yongchang presided over the lecture. This lecture is mainly divided into four parts: the value and significance of re-examination, the historical occurrence and production of Chinese movies, the historical and cultural rationale and interpretation of the legendary narrative of the video, the iconic extension and the pedigree tree diagram of traditional rheology.


At the beginning of the lecture, Professor Yu Ji pointed out that once again paying attention to the issue of "Chinese cultural tradition and the occurrence and evolution of Chinese film history" has a completely different historical context and purpose. He pointed out that the outstanding performance of Chinese film in the new century and the new decade and the urgent desire for the construction of the "Chinese Film School" constitute the two-dimensional internal tension of "concern", which also makes us to comb the problem-based theoretical history and The presupposition above this is the premise of the discussion. Because the raking comb of theoretical history can clearly find that the past discussions are almost all based on the study of the influence of the two subjects lying flat.


Then, Professor Yu Ji started from the "Fengtai Phenomenon", which led to the heterogeneity of Chinese film culture, and then talked about the narrative concept of Chinese film culture "Xi Yanchao". Professor Yu Ji sorted out the creative characteristics of Chinese films from the initial stage to the early stage of the decade, and pointed out that Chinese films began to use Hollywood narrative montage to develop short film practice and accumulated the original production experience. With the historical momentum of the film "short to long", the production began to marry with the "Mandarin Butterfly School" literature, resulting in the eight-story feature film trial and success in the "Orphans Save the Ancestor". So far, Chinese films have generated their own "paradigm text" and created their own "narrative paradigm", resulting in an unprecedented domestic film movement. Since then, Chinese films based on local history and development in the early stages have generated their own "concept-aesthetics" system, that is, a complete system of "conscience-image legend narrative", which embodies the formal spirit of Chinese film "Chineseness" Kernel.


Later, Professor Yu Ji also talked about the historical and cultural rationale and interpretation of the narrative of the video legend, that is, the traditional modernity. When talking about the mature and prosperous history of legendary narrative, Professor Yu Ji put forward two principles: the principle of poetic music form and the principle of plot structure, and summarized the "narrative structure principle" of video legend narrative , Respectively: the narrative principle dominated by the narrator; the narrative principle of pursuing linear time sequence integrity; the pursuit of vivid and vivid characters, rich in emotion, but the relationship between the character and the will not highlight the narrative principles; To the ultimate and devoted to this ultimate narrative principle accepted and appreciated by the audience; the narrative principle based on the ideology of "conscience". Professor Yu Ji pointed out that the legendary tradition in Chinese history and culture entered the narrative construction of Chinese film (original), which is not only the result of the regional and historical cultural transmission produced by the popular culture of the Jianghai School since the late Qing Dynasty, but also the early Chinese film. Through the practice of the short film created at the beginning, the active tenon and reconstruction of the narrative tradition at the historical point of "short to long". Afterwards, Professor Yu Ji sorted out and interpreted the iconic extension line throughout the history of Chinese film and the pedigree tree diagram of the traditional rheology of Chinese film, vividly and vividly presented the development of Chinese film, and gave detailed answers. The various questions raised by teachers and students at the meeting.


At the end of the lecture, Prof. Zhang Xiaofeng, the dean of our college, concluded. He expressed his heartfelt thanks to Professor Yu Ji for bringing an academic feast to the teachers and students of our college in his busy schedule. College, then pass on the treasure to teachers and students of our college. The distance in space does not block the academic enthusiasm of the students. This online lecture attracted a total of more than 220 listeners. Through the form of cloud conferences, teachers and students gathered together to listen, share, and discuss together. We look forward to being able to gather in the Suiyuan New Biography Building in the near future and experience the unique charm of academic research again.