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 Films In Focus

Author: Chris Berry
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: 9780851709864
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Chinese Films In Focus from the Author: Chris Berry. 25 fresh and original readings of individual Chinese films from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the diaspora ranging from the 1930s to the present.

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.

Semiotics Of Exile In Contemporary Chinese Film

Author: Hong Zeng
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137002395
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Semiotics Of Exile In Contemporary Chinese Film from the Author: Hong Zeng. Drawing on a variety of film semiotic theories, this book sheds light on works by four generations of mainland Chinese directors, Hong Kong New Wave directors, Taiwan New Cinema directors, and overseas Chinese directors. The cultural and historical implications of exile are examined through the detailed analysis of film language and theoretical exploration balanced by insightful close reading. Zeng establishes a semiotics of exile film as reflected in genre-upsetting, semiotics of photography, displaced film codes, Taoist pitfalls, postmodernism, and the symbol of female doubling.

The Chinese Cinema Book

Author: Song Hwee Lim
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1844575802
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The Chinese Cinema Book from the Author: Song Hwee Lim. The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to 1949; The Forgotten Period: 1949–80; The New Waves; and Stars, Auteurs and Genres. This important collection addresses issues of film production and exhibition and places Chinese cinema in its national and transnational contexts. Individual chapters examine major film movements such as the Shanghai cinema of the 1930s, Fifth Generation film-makers and the Hong Kong New Wave, as well as key issues such as stars and auteurs. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars, as well as for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the cinemas of Greater China.

The Poetics Of Chinese Cinema

Author: Gary Bettinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113755309X
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The Poetics Of Chinese Cinema from the Author: Gary Bettinson. This book examines the aesthetic qualities of particular Chinese-language films and the rich artistic traditions from which they spring. It brings together leading experts in the field, and encompasses detailed and wide-ranging case studies of films such as Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Spring in a Small Town, 24 City, and The Grandmaster, and filmmakers including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jia Zhangke, Chen Kaige, Fei Mu, Zhang Yimou, Johnnie To, and Wong Kar-wai. By illuminating the form and style of Chinese films from across cinema history, The Poetics of Chinese Cinema testifies to the artistic value and uniqueness of Chinese-language filmmaking.

Economy Emotion And Ethics In Chinese Cinema

Author: David Leiwei Li
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317309871
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Economy Emotion And Ethics In Chinese Cinema from the Author: David Leiwei Li. The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary Chinese culture in general and, as in this study, Chinese cinema in particular. This book investigates major Chinese-language films from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in order to unpack a hyper-compressed capitalist modernity with distinctive Chinese characteristics. As a dialogue between the film genre as a mediation of microscopic social life, and the narrative of economic development as a macroscopic political abstraction, it engages the two otherwise remotely related worlds, illustrating how the State and the Subject are reconstituted cinematically in late capitalism. A deeply cultural, determinedly historical, and deliberately interdisciplinary study, it approaches "culture" anthropologically, as a way of life emanating from the everyday, and aesthetically, as imaginative forms and creative expressions. Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese cinema, cultural studies, Asian studies, and interdisciplinary studies of politics and culture.

Global Chinese Cinema

Author: Gary D. Rawnsley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135281491
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Global Chinese Cinema from the Author: Gary D. Rawnsley. Director Zhang Yimou's film Hero, released in 2002, is widely regarded as the first globally successful indigenous Chinese blockbuster, touching on key questions of Chinese culture, nation and politics. This book explores the reasons for the film’s popularity with its audiences, and provides fascinating insights into recent developments in Chinese society, popular culture and cultural production.

The Cinema Of Ang Lee

Author: Whitney Crothers Dilley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538499
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The Cinema Of Ang Lee from the Author: Whitney Crothers Dilley.