Changing the Colours of the World. Modernism and Modernity in Chinese Drama and Film, 1919-1937

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)


This dissertation examines the role of modernism and modernity in Chinese spoken drama and film during the years between the May Fourth Movement and the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War. This influence is traced through close readings of a selection of works in different categories, underlining relevant themes and structures that are recurring in both drama and film.


  • Rebecka Eriksson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • China, modernity, modernism, drama, film, 1920s, 1930s
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
Award date2014 Apr 22
Print ISBNs978-91-7473-917-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2014-04-22 Time: 14:00 Place: Kulturens auditorium, Tegnérsplatsen, Lund External reviewer(s) Name: Wasserstrom, Jeffrey Title: Professor Affiliation: University of California at Irvine, USA ---