Gender Ethics in Women’s Films of Contemporary China

Abstract

A great number of outstanding women’s films have been produced in today’s China in which gender ethics is one of the most important themes, such as Lost in Beijing, a representative work of Yu Li, Lost, Found directed by Yue Lü, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful, directed by Ya-che Yang and the Best Feature Film at the 54th Tapei Golden Horse Film Festival, and Send Me to the Clouds directed by Congcong Teng. Among them, Send Me to the Clouds released in 2019, which focuses on a “leftover woman” suffering from cancer, expresses the director’s profound thoughts on gender ethics with its picturesque scenes like Chinese ink paintings.