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A Comparative Study of Narrative mode between Korean and Chinese Ethnographic Films : Focusing on KBS Program ‘Asian Corridor in Heaven’ and YNTV Program ‘The Ancient Tea Route’

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2015, 30(2), pp.247-286
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2015.30.2.009
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

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ABSTRACT

The film named Asian Corridor in Heaven, which consists of 6 parts, was produced by KBS in 2007. The eight-part film, The Ancient Tea Route, ,was produced by YNTV in 2006. They are both ethnographic films about the historical culture of China. However, according to the view of anthropology and imaging, although their object and materials are the same, they are different in many aspects such as their methods of approach and description strategy. Because of the cinematography, the concept and the goal of production, the composition of the production staff and the instrument are all different. Up to now the comparative study between the ethnographic films of China and Korea has almost no result. In this paper, according to the feature of expository mode, observational mode, participatory mode, which are among the narrative modes of documentary that Bill Nichols classified, I’d like to clarify the difference in the production of ethnographic films between China and Korea by means of a comparative study about the narrative mode of two countries’ ethnographic films focusing on the two films of the same name. Further more, the film named Asian Corridor in Heaven produced by KBS is classified into ethnographic films because it is based on salvage anthropology. While The ancient Tea Route produced by YNTV is also regarded as ethnographic film because of its restoration anthropology basement.

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