An exploration of British culture and class in Downton Abbey from a Chinese perspective

Chen, Xiaoyu (2016) An exploration of British culture and class in Downton Abbey from a Chinese perspective. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will discuss the different cultures between England and modern China in early twentieth century, it mainly focus on the upper class (aristocracy) family to discuss; all contents are based on two television series dramas from Britain and China, the Downton Abbey (Percival, 2010) and Moment in Peking (Zhang, 2005); those two dramas represent many typical traditional family phenomenon from those two area, and reflect some unique traditional culture, some are worth to keeping, and some will must to abandon because it hinder the development of society; and some vital revolutions in history were the major factors to push forward the social development and promote new evolution, some habits and phenomenon became more appropriate; it has both similar and distinguishing elements will be analysed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 16:46
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 16:46
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21259

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