Erich SchwartzelFeb 21, 2022
Forging the Hollywood Industry: China-US Competition for Soft Power
A Discussion with Erich Schwartzel
New Books Network 2022
What do the patches in Tom Cruise’s jacket tell us about China? Are different features and problematiqués of movies being shaped by China? What do Chinese viewers’ preferences tell us about the role of the US in the world? How successful is the Chinese version of Hollywood in attracting people’s around the world? This week, RBI director John Torpey talks with Erich Schwartzel about the past, present and future of the Chinese film industry and markets and how it is all related to soft power. You can listen to it on iTunes here, on Spotify here, or on Soundcloud below. You will find a transcript of the episode here or below.