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Star power outshines state propaganda in the eyes of young Chinese

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  • Oct 22 2017 05:30About: 28 days ago
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When the propaganda film, The Founding of an Army, arrived in Chinese cinemas recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for.
Instead of inspiring an outpouring of nationalism and self-sacrifice for the state, it was roundly mocked for trying to lure a younger audience by casting teen idols as revolutionary party leaders.
Viewers more used to seeing their idols play love interests in lighthearted soap operas responded to the film by projecting...

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When propaganda film Founding Army arrived Chinese cinemas recently reaction wasn’t quite what ruling Communist Party might have hoped for. Instead inspiring outpouring nationalism self-sacrifice state roundly mocked trying lure younger audience casting teen idols revolutionary party leaders. Viewers more used seeing their play love interests lighthearted soap operas responded projecting...

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