Analyzing the Evolution of the Nezha Character through Nezha Conquers the Dragon King and Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child

Authors

  • Qi Li

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/2xnyz37z

Keywords:

Nezha Characterization, Modernization Humanization

Abstract

The textual image and basic storyline of Nezha were perfected in the Ming Dynasty's Journey to the West and The Investiture of the Gods, and the story of Nezha has been adapted by many film and television workers. The image of Nezha also has different representations in different times. This paper takes the image of Nezha in The Story of the Gods as the prototype. By comparing Nezha Conquers the Dragon King and Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child with the original character, this paper analyzes the inheritance and innovation of his task shaping from two aspects of appearance and core, and then explores how cultural creators can attract the public's interest and recognition in the adaptation and creation of the character image.

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Published

20-12-2023

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How to Cite

Li, Q. (2023). Analyzing the Evolution of the Nezha Character through Nezha Conquers the Dragon King and Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child. Highlights in Art and Design, 4(3), 79-81. https://doi.org/10.54097/2xnyz37z