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.

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 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.

Chinese Films In Focus

Author: Chris Berry
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: 9780851709857
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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.

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.

American And Chinese Language Cinemas

Author: Lisa Funnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317910249
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American And Chinese Language Cinemas from the Author: Lisa Funnell. Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics in Hollywood. The aim of this collection is to (re)consider the complex dynamics of transnational cultural flows between American and Chinese-language film industries. The goal is to bring a more historical perspective to the subject, focusing as much on the Hollywood influence on early Shanghai or postwar Hong Kong films as on the intensifying flows between American and Chinese-language cinemas in recent decades. Contributors emphasize the processes of appropriation and reception involved in transnational cultural practices, examining film production, distribution, and reception.

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.

Historical Dictionary Of Taiwan Cinema

Author: Daw-Ming Lee
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879220
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Historical Dictionary Of Taiwan Cinema from the Author: Daw-Ming Lee. Taiwan was able to solidly build and sustain a film industry only after locally-produced Mandarin films secured markets in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s. Though only a small island with a limited population, in its heyday, Taiwan was among the top-10 film producing countries/areas in the world, turning out hundreds of martial arts kung fu films and romantic melodramas annually that were screened in theaters across Southeast Asia and other areas internationally. However, except for one acclaimed film by director King Hu, Taiwan cinema was nearly invisible on the art cinema map until the 1980s, when the films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, and other Taiwan New Cinema directors gained recognition at international film festivals, first in Europe, and later, throughout the world. Since then, many other Taiwan directors have also become an important part of cinema history, such as Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang. The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of cinema in Taiwan during both the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) and the Chinese Nationalist period (1945-present). This is accomplished through a chronology highlighting the main events during the long period and an introduction which carefully analyses the progression. The bulk of the information, however, appears in a dictionary section including over a hundred very extensive entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios and genres. Photos are also included in the dictionary section. More information can be found through the bibliography. Taiwan cinema is truly unique and this book is a good place to find out more about it, whether you are a student, or teacher, or just a fan.