Category: Popular Culture

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One Man’s Bible

In my previous post, I wrote a brief analysis of the traumatic mechanism in Alain Resnais’ and Marguerite Duras’ Hiroshima Mon Amour . This post will continue to explore another traumatic experience displayed in Gao Xingjian’s One Man’s Bible (1999) . The comparison between the two will further clarify the operation...

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The Repressed Always Returns: Trauma, Body, and Recovery

Dominik Lacapra, an intellectual historian, has written extensively on the representation of trauma in the Holocaust and in historical writing.  While trauma is often conceived as a psychological experience, this article, by revoking the term coined by Freud, intends to draw readers’ attention to body memory, especially the abuse of...

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An interview with Liam Hogan (@Limerick1914)

Encountering and Refuting Misrepresentations of the Past Online, an interview with Liam Hogan With the advent of social media, sharing, discussing and absorbing historical knowledge has become easier than ever before. Conversely, the internet has incubated new ways to misrepresent the past and facilitated the wide dissemination of historical narratives...

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Chinese Historical Television Show Censorship in Social Media

In recent months, the historical television drama The Empress of China (武媚娘傳奇) has gained popularity in mainland China. The series tells the story of the only empress in Chinese history as well as her male concubines whom she acquired in her later reign. What makes the TV series a heated...