# 天注定

A film from China now, A Touch Of Sin, subvert subverts expectations. Firstly , it's largely set outside the big cities in bleak rural towns and villages, sometimes dominated by a vast industrial complex. Then the its subject is sudden acts of violence, sometimes of serial surreal almost Tarantino intensity . on the part of ordinary systems citizens variously horrified, tracked trapped or exploited in China's relentless drive to economy economic success. So for example, in a hollowed-out mining town, a man arms himself like a warrior to track down the corrupted corrupt lead who who's skimming off profits. Elsewhere, the receptionist in the a massage parlor parlour demonstrates graphically that there is there's a line that she will not cross. If the set-up seems setups seem archetypalthan , then the source , it's is all too real. Director and screenwriter, Jia Zhangke took away the writing Price prize at last year's Cannes. , but he didn't invent these stories, . He found them through social media in China.

" I heard about these incidences incidents on Chinese version of Twitter called Weibo. I started using Weibo about 3 three years ago , and that's where I learn about a lot of things that are going on all over China. , even in very remote areas. It's through Weibo that these incidents get discussed and a lot of people post comments. So the news of these events gets spread wider. "

• Words worth to be remembered:
• subvert:v. 颠覆；破坏; ...an alleged plot to subvert the state. …一个被指控颠覆国家的阴谋。
• industrial complex:[工经] 工业联合企业；大工业中心
• surreal:adj. 超现实的，离奇的
• relentless:adj. 无情的，残酷的；不间断的；坚韧的
• hollow out:vt. 挖空（挖洞；开凿）
• skim off:phr. 撇取，撇去；提出精华;捞取; 偷走 (钱)
• parlour:adj. 客厅的 n. 客厅,会客室,特别室
• graphically:adv. 生动地；活灵活现地；用图表表示；轮廓分明地
• setup:n. 体制；机构；组织；调整；计划；安装，设置；陷害
• archetypal:adj. 原型的; ...the archetypal American middle-class family living in the suburbs. …住在郊区的典型美国中产阶级家庭。

## 譯文

“我在微博（中国版推特）上听说了这些事件。大约三年前我开始用微博，我通过这一渠道了解了在中国、甚至在偏远地区发生的许多事。人们在微博上议论这些事情，提出自己的见解，使这些事件流传得更广。”

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
###### Assistant Professor

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