Masculinity in “Warrior Wolf II”


Hailed by both male and female audiences, and thus making an unprecedented box-office miracle of RMB 5.6 billion Yuan in mainland China, Warrior Wolf II (战狼 II) has become a cultural phenomenon worth our serious study. As the triumph of this film is mainly attributable to its success in shaping and presenting Chinese masculinity, my study tries to examine how the Chinese masculinity is constructed and presented in this film. My examination includes three aspects: masculinity shaped and presented under the background of globalization, masculinity shaped and presented by showing the relationships among men, and masculinity shaped and presented by showing the relationships between men and women. Based on the above analysis, my paper evaluates the film's significance in reshaping Chinese masculinity on the global cinema screen, and its historical position in the process of Chinese cinema's going out to the global market.

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Pingxian Zhuang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

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Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication

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