TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 522-531.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002728

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Interpret Film “So Young” Based on the Perspective of Body Geography

TAO Weia,b,LIN Pingpinga,WANG Shaoxua,b   

  1. (a.School of Geography Science;b.Cultural Industry and Cultural Geography Research Center, South China Normal University,Guangzhou 510631,China)
  • Online:2015-07-03 Published:2015-07-03


The article selects the movie “So Young” which is popular in Chinese mainland 2013, as the research material. The article tries to interpret the integration of body, space, and emotion in virtual space from two aspects of corporeality of space and the spatiality of body, which is on the basis of the living practice of different spatial scale of Zheng Wei, Chen Xiaozheng and other characters in film by means of text analysis. The conclusions are reached from the perspective of the embodiment of space 1) The female in the film occupies the initiative position in the relationship, their life is no longer the men’s accessory. They clearly express their own choice of love, show strong feminist style. At the same time, the love experience of heroine represents the aestheticism adhere in campus space and compromise when they enter the society, displays the body under different social power relations and intertwined strategic choice result. 2) The film uses “body” and other discourse, which represents the diversified university campus space, shapes the passion of youth through the consumption of the body. Personalized body has become consumer goods to meet people’s curiosity. Moreover, the conclusions from the angle of the spatiality of body: 1) When they face the discipline of the family, school, social, college students are positive actors rather than passive object. They constantly negotiate with the authority of power through individual body practice. 2) Situated body awareness, expression and characteristic are under the influence of different space subject, which constructs the individual subjectivity, form the living identity.

Key words: film interpretation, body, space, “So Young”, body geography, text analysis