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Program Title: The Boatman's Daughter
EASC Code: CB-03
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Silent
Subtitles:
Subject: Movies & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director:
Producer: Mingxing Studios
Release Date: 1935
Running Time: 90 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: "In The Boatman's Daughter (director Shen Xiling, Mingxing Studio, 1935), prostitution is projected as a highly contested space where diverse urban discourses and ideologies confront and compete with each other. In this sense, those urban films which present the otherwise "unpresentable" (i.e., ill-reputed prostitutes) for the public consumption provide us with fascinating indices as to how urban imaginative functioned in The Republic China."
Data Entry Date: 1/25/1999