Chinese Mainland Research on the New Century Historical Figures Documentary and Cultural Narrative

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Zhixiao Chen
Eryong Liu


Documentary of historical figures in the new century is a vital form of visual and cultural expression, capturing the lives and contributions of notable figures in Chinese history. These documentaries play a crucial role in the cultural narrative by providing audiences with a profound insight into Chinese history and culture. They stimulate critical thinking and discussions on historical truth, values, and moral ethics. This study explores the developmental trajectory of historical figure documentaries in the 21st century, their connection to cultural traditions, and the dynamic interplay between the two. It sheds light on the impact of these documentaries on the evolution of modern Chinese society and culture, offering valuable insights for documentary production, cultural narrative studies, and visual culture research. This research contributes to a broader understanding of Chinese history and culture, emphasizing the role of historical figure documentaries in shaping the cultural narrative of contemporary China and preserving historical knowledge.


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Chen, Z., & Liu, E. (2024). Chinese Mainland Research on the New Century Historical Figures Documentary and Cultural Narrative. Herança, 7(2 in press). in press.872


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