The Visual Meaning of Female Symbols in Chinese Animation

Yuqing XIAO


Looking back on the history, since 1926, Chinese animation had a history more than 80 years. Shuttling in a long time, classic domestic animations witnessed the unremitting efforts and exploration of several generations. The female symbol in domestic animation has always been a touch of bright color, and the female animation image that they have created reflected the Chinese traditional culture, the women’s living context in the animation, role orientation and their character. In this paper, the author is going to study the China female symbols in animation from a feminist perspective to examine the visual meanings built by them.


Chinese animation; Female symbols; Visual meaning

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