Africa and Africans in Wolf Warrior 2: Narratives of Trust, Patriotism and Rationalized Racism among Chinese University Students

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May 18, 2020


Nicole Talmacs


This paper studies responses from Chinese university students one of the most successful blockbusters in China, Wolf Warrior 2. The study revealed racialized language and the objectification of the black African Other and affirmation of existing scepticisms towards Sino-African relations.The author argues that these responses are shaped the mediated messages the students recieve from social media, the film industry standards set by Hollywood, and Chinese leadership, all of which create their idea of what 'Africa' and 'African' are.



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