Chinese Films In Focus Ii

Author: Chris Berry
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844572366
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Chinese Films In Focus Ii from the Author: Chris Berry. Chinese cinema continues to go from strength to strength. After art-house hits like Yellow Earth and In the Mood for Love, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon launched the new century by disproving the old myth that subtitled films could not succeed at the multiplex. Chinese Films in Focus II updates and expands its predecessor: Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes with fourteen new essays, providing, in total, 35 in-depth and original readings of an individual Chinese film. Films from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of the diaspora are all represented, and the historical coverage ranges from the 1930s to the present. Leading international experts including Rey Chow, Yingjin Zhang, Berenice Reynaud, Kam Louie and Mary Farquhar join younger scholars to address significant and popular films such as Hero, Farewell My Concubine, Chungking Express, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Blind Shaft, Suzhou River and many more. This volume will be essential reading for students and fans of Chinese cinema.

Chinese Films In Focus Ii

Author: Chris Berry
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844572373
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Chinese Films In Focus Ii from the Author: Chris Berry. Chinese cinema continues to go from strength to strength. After art-house hits like Yellow Earth and In the Mood for Love, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon launched the new century by disproving the old myth that subtitled films could not succeed at the multiplex. Chinese Films in Focus II updates and expands its predecessor: Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes with fourteen new essays, providing, in total, 35 in-depth and original readings of an individual Chinese film. Films from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of the diaspora are all represented, and the historical coverage ranges from the 1930s to the present. Leading international experts including Rey Chow, Yingjin Zhang, Berenice Reynaud, Kam Louie and Mary Farquhar join younger scholars to address significant and popular films such as Hero, Farewell My Concubine, Chungking Express, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Blind Shaft, Suzhou River and many more. This volume will be essential reading for students and fans of Chinese cinema.

Chinese National Cinema

Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415172899
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Chinese National Cinema from the Author: Yingjin Zhang. This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time. As well as exploring artistic achievements and ideological debates, Yingjin Zhang examines how - despite the pressures placed on the industry from state control and rigid censorship - Chinese national cinema remains incapable of projecting a single unified picture, but rather portrays many different Chinas.

China Into Film

Author: Jerome Silbergeld
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890504
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China Into Film from the Author: Jerome Silbergeld. Since 1984, Chinese cinema has been the most dramatic entry onto the international film scene. China into Film is the first book to look at contemporary Chinese cinema as a visual art and to illustrate the ways in which it has been shaped by centuries of Chinese tradition. Jerome Silbergeld looks at the significance of gender roles, the strategies of film-makers in coping with state censorship, the translation of novels into films, the continuing attachment of film-makers to melodrama, and cinematic critiques of Maoism and post-Maoist culture. Abundantly illustrated with Chinese paintings as well as scenes from such internationally acclaimed films as Yellow Earth, Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern and Farewell My Concubine, China into Film reveals a cinematic form at once excitingly new and deeply imbedded in traditional Chinese visual culture.

The Chinese Cinema Book

Author: Song Hwee Lim
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844573455
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The Chinese Cinema Book from the Author: Song Hwee Lim. The Chinese Cinema Book provides a comprehensive and richly-illustrated companion to the cinemas of the PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Thematic sections address key issues, periods, genres and movements within Chinese film studies, with contributions from leading scholars in the field.

Transnational Chinese Cinemas

Author: Hsiao-peng Lu
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824818456
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Transnational Chinese Cinemas from the Author: Hsiao-peng Lu. Zhang Yimou's first film, Red Sorghum, took the Golden Bear Award in 1988 at the Berlin International Film Festival. Since then Chinese films have continued to arrest worldwide attention and capture major film awards, winning an international following that continues to grow. Transnational Chinese Cinemas spans nearly the entire length of twentieth-century Chinese film history. The volume traces the evolution of Chinese national cinema, and demonstrates that gender identity has been central to its formation. Femininity, masculinity and sexuality have been an integral part of the filmic discourses of modernity, nationhood, and history. This volume represents the most comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date study of China's major cinematic traditions. It is an indispensable source book for modern Chinese and Asian history, politics, literature, and culture.

China On Screen

Author: Christopher J. Berry
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510306
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China On Screen from the Author: Christopher J. Berry. In China on Screen, Chris Berry and Mary Farquhar, leaders in the field of Chinese film studies, explore more than one hundred years of Chinese cinema and nation. Providing new perspectives on key movements, themes, and filmmakers, Berry and Farquhar analyze the films of a variety of directors and actors, including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. They argue for the abandonment of "national cinema" as an analytic tool and propose "cinema and the national" as a more productive framework. With this approach, they show how movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora construct and contest different ideas of Chinese nation -- as empire, republic, or ethnicity, and complicated by gender, class, style, transnationalism, and more. Among the issues and themes covered are the tension between operatic and realist modes, male and female star images, transnational production and circulation of Chinese films, the image of the good foreigner -- all related to different ways of imagining nation. Comprehensive and provocative, China on Screen is a crucial work of film analysis.

Cinema And Urban Culture In Shanghai 1922 1943

Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804735728
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Cinema And Urban Culture In Shanghai 1922 1943 from the Author: Yingjin Zhang. This volume establishes cinema as a vital force in Shanghai culture, focusing on early Chinese cinema. It surveys the history and historiography of Chinese cinema and examines the development of the various aspects affecting the film culture.

Speaking In Images

Author: Michael Berry
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231133302
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Speaking In Images from the Author: Michael Berry. Interviews with Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and other Chinese directors about their work & the ways it has impacted both on the film industry in China as well as on the world scene.

Futures Of Chinese Cinema

Author: Olivia Khoo
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 184150274X
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Futures Of Chinese Cinema from the Author: Olivia Khoo. "With the burgeoning interest in Chinese film, this interdisciplinary collection investigates how new technologies, changing production constraints and shifting viewing practices have shaped perceptions of Chinese screen cultures. Futures of Chinese Cinema contains essays by international scholars considering new directions in Chinese cinema. After the devastation of the economic crisis, the uncertainty of the Hong Kong handover and the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the late twentieth century and beyond has seen the emergence of a number of fresh new works from the region's film-makers. For the first time, scholars from film studies, media studies, history and sociology have been brought together in their focus on the concepts of technology and temporality in these films."--P. [4] of cover.