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The Rise of the Female Warrior: Autoethnographic analysis of Chinese Cinema

Carah Charmaine

This is the link to our presentation slides:

Our Group: Alana Smith, Emma Ralphs & myself Carah.

Together we conducted an Autoethnographic study of Women Warriors in relation to Chinese Martial Arts Films. Before we go into our topic we must first understand what an Autoethnographic study is. According to communications scholar Caroline Ellis, Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experiences in order to understand cultural experiences. In order to undertake our autoethnographic study, we first chose a specific culture (China), then looked at our own preconceived understanding of this culture. We then gathered secondary information and reflected on our own experiences of the Chinese film culture.

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Hi Score Girl: Japanese anime.

Carah Charmaine

Image Source: Boba Culture.

Week 4, the final blog post, this week we watched Hi Score Girl. On reflection I thought I’d find this week the most difficult to live tweet due to the combination of my dislike of live tweeting and being sceptical once I found out it was an anime we had to watch. I have never really understood the appeal of anime before. However, I think what made it an easier experience compared to the previous films was the fact it wasn’t complicated by being in another language, because it was dubbed. This allowed for me to keep up with what was happening and tweet at the same time.

Hi Score Girl is made up of…

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Cake: Have it and eat it to?

Carah Charmaine

Image Source: Hello Pakistan

In this blog I will be reflecting on the Pakistani movie Cake (2018). It is a dramedy, that looks at the lives of three siblings Zareen, Zara and their brother Zain who return to their home town to care for their aging parents who have fallen ill (McCaahill 2018). To do this I will be using autoethnography as a reflection tool to process and look at certain aspects of the culture shown in the film. Here you will find my own experiences and understanding of what I have gained as a direct result of my consumption of this film, as I reflect on my live tweets and process my understanding of the topics discussed in the film.

In this film the characters spoke Urdu, but often at times throughout the movie the siblings  used broken English when communicating. My perception of this film is…

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Love For Sale: Gender Representation & Self Discovery.

Carah Charmaine

Image Source: IMDb.

This post will be me discussing my thoughts on Love for Sale (2018), as part of the Communications and Media Studies subject, BCM320 Digital Asia. We are required to write four blog posts, each one taking an autoethnography research approach to looking at a variety of Asian films. We are to use our live tweets to reflect on the film and, in my case, understand different cultures than my own. For me, this post is a little different as I was unable to live tweet my thoughts with the class, nevertheless I was able to experience the film on my own. As such, for this post I will be reflecting back on my. Autoethnography is a qualitative research method. This type of approach to research and writing seeks to describe and systematically analyze (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno) (Ellis, Adams…

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Furie: A tigress & her cub.

Carah Charmaine

Image Source: Cinapse.

I have reached the final stages of my degree, it’s my first week back. My last ‘first week of semester’ and here we are, I have been thrusted into the freezing cold waters, that is live tweeting. As part of the subject: Digital Asia, I will be partaking in my own Autoethnographic study that will allow me to immerse myself in a variety of different Asian cultures through the exploration of film. The film that we watched and live tweeted about this week was Furie (2019). I thought the fact that the film was not in English would make it harder to watch and tweet about at the same time, it did, but on reflection I think that element plays an important part. Before I jump to discussing the film, what is Autoethnography you ask? Well according to Caroline Ellis, “Autoethnography is an approach to…

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