The Back-Coming Panda and the Out-Going Monkey: On the Ownership of National Classical Culture in Globalization

Hongjun ZENG, Mengna WANG


Nowadays, with the continuous development of globalization, the culture of film and television has been widely spread. During the Spring Festival of 2016, two films, with typical Chinese characteristics, have been released at home and abroad and attract considerable attention. One is Kung Fu Panda 3, which has traveled abroad for many years and finally rediscovered its discourse right with the help of Chinese production team. The other is The Monkey King 2, in which a Chinese classical story is presented by western special effects. The two respectively reflect the return of discourse right of Chinese classical culture and the new phenomenon of cultural adverse current in globalization. The exploration of traditional Chinese culture and the reinterpretation of its connotation in the two films are discussed in this paper to analyze the ownership of traditional culture.


Kung Fu Panda 3; The Monkey King 2; Discourse right; Cultural adverse current

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