Chinese Cinema During the Era of Reform

A collection of English translations of a series of groundbreaking critical essays on Chinese cinema written in Chinese by the native Chinese film critics is provided in George Semsel , ed . , Chinese Film Theory : A Guide to the New ...

Author: Ying Zhu

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275979598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Offers an insider's account of the rise and fall of Chinese cinema's art and entertainment industry, including its transition to commercialization.

Futures of Chinese Cinema

For further discussion of Feng, see Ying Zhu, 'Feng Xiaogang and Chinese New Year Films', Asian Cinema, 18:1 (2007), 43–64; KongShuyu, 'Big Shot from Beijing: Feng Xiaogang's He SuiPian and Contemporary Chinese Commercial Film', ...

Author: Olivia Khoo

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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"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.

Art Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema

”27 It was therefore not surprising that Yi Li's Zhang Side, a biopic about a celebrated Chinese soldier who was immortalized in a “constantly read essay” by Mao Zedong, won most of the major Chinese film awards (best picture, director, ...

Author: Ying Zhu

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622091764

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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"Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen have brought together some of the leading scholars and critics of Chinese cinema to rethink the political mutations, market manifestations, and artistic innovations that have punctuated a century of Chinese screen memories. From animation to documentary, history of the industry to cinematic attempts to recreate history, propaganda to piracy, the influx of Hollywood imports to Chinese-style blockbusters, Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema presents a fresh set of critical approaches to the field that should be required reading for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the past, present, and future of one of the most vibrant and dynamic film industries in the world."-Michael Berry, author, Jia Zhangke's "Hometown Trilogy" and A History of Pain "An excellent collection of articles that together offer a superb introduction to contemporary Chinese film studies."-Richard Pena, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center "This is one of the most important, comprehensive, and profoundly important books about Chinese cinema. As correctly pointed out by the editors of the volume, understanding of the emerging film industry in China requires a systematic examination of arts, politics, and commerce of Chinese cinema. By organizing the inquiry of the Chinese film industry around its local and global market, politics, and film art, the authors place the current transformation of Chinese cinema within a large framework. The book has set a new standard for research on Chinese cinema. It is a must-read for students of arts, culture, and politics in China."-Tianjian Shi, Duke University Art politics, and commerce are intertwined everywhere, but in China the interplay is explicit, intimate, and elemental, and nowhere more so than in the film industry. Understanding this interplay in the era of market reform and globalization is essential to understanding mainland Chinese cinema. This interdisciplinary book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Chinese cinema, surveying the evolution of film production and consumption in mainland China as a product of shifting relations between art, politics, and commerce. Within these arenas, each of the twelve chapters treats a particular history, development, genre, filmmaker or generation of filmmakers, adding up to a distinctively comprehensive rendering of Chinese cinema. The book illuminates China's changing stat-society relations, the trajectory of marketization and globalization, the effects of China's start historical shifts, Hollywood's role, the role of nationalism, and related themes of interest to scholars of Asian studies, cinema and media studies, political science, sociology comparative literature and Chinese language. Ying Zhu is professor of cinema studies in the Department of Media Culture and co-coordinator of the Modern China Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Stanley Rosen is director of the East Asian Studies Center and a professor of political science at the University of Southern California.

Chinese Cinema

This approach tended to view the directors and products of Chinese cinema against the backdrop of Chinese nation-state politics. The national cinema model, in other words, presented at times a homogenous vision of Chinese identity while ...

Author: Jeff Kyong-McClain

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888528530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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In Chinese Cinema: Identity, Power, and Globalization, a variety of scholars explore the history, aesthetics, and politics of Chinese cinema as the Chinese film industry grapples with its place as the second largest film industry in the world. Exploring the various ways that Chinese cinema engages with global politics, market forces, and film cultures, this edited volume places Chinese cinema against an array of contexts informing the contours of Chinese cinema today. The book also demonstrates that Chinese cinema in the global context is informed by the intersections and tensions found in Chinese and world politics, national and international co-productions, the local and global in representing Chineseness, and the lived experiences of social and political movements versus screened politics in Chinese film culture. This work is a pioneer investigation of the topic and will inspire future research by other scholars of film studies. “This edited volume offers a much-needed account of alternative ways of envisioning Chinese cinema in the special context of China and the world. Its vigorous theoretical framework, which puts emphasis on interactions in the context of China and the world, will complement and update publications in related areas.” —Yiu-Wai Chu, The University of Hong Kong; author of Main Melody Films: Hong Kong Directors in Mainland China “Chinese Cinema: Identity, Power, and Globalization offers a collection of studies of modern Chinese films and their global connections, with a contemporary emphasis. Its authors’ insightful analyses of films—famous, obscure, and new to the twenty-first-century screen—elucidate numerous contextual factors relevant for understanding the history and aesthetics of Chinese cinemas.” —Christopher Rea, The University of British Columbia; author of Chinese Film Classics, 1922–1949

Chinese Cinema

1 Quiquemelle , Marie - Claire , and Jean - Loup Passek , eds . , Le cinéma chinois ( Chinese film ) , Paris , Centre Georges Pompidou , 1985 . Ragvald , Lars , Yao Wenyuan as Literary Critic and Theorist : The Emergence of Chinese ...

Author: Paul Clark

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521326389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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The Chinese Cinema Book

More importantly, if politics was the premise of most Chinese-language films (including those from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora) and of a substantial proportion of scholarship on Chinese cinema in the 1990s, ...

Author: Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.

A Companion to Chinese Cinema

Finally, with Chinese Ecocinema (2009), Sheldon Lu and Jiayan Mi demonstrate that Chinese cinema has a larger role to play in China studies and film studies because cinema is a vital force in renegotiating fractured relationships among ...

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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A Companion to Chinese Cinema is a collection of original essays written by experts in a range of disciplines that provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current state of Chinese cinema. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of Chinese cinema to date Applies a multidisciplinary approach that maps the expanding field of Chinese cinema in bold and definitive ways Draws attention to previously neglected areas such as diasporic filmmaking, independent documentary, film styles and techniques, queer aesthetics, star studies, film and other arts or media Features several chapters that explore China’s new market economy, government policy, and industry practice, placing the intricate relationship between film and politics in a historical and international context Includes overviews of Chinese film studies in Chinese and English publications

New Chinese Cinema

A full account of the growth of the film industry from its early days which gives a fascinating sense of social setting of the cinema in China . Lu , Sheldon H. ( ed . ) ( 1997 ) Transnational Chinese Cinemas : Identity , Nation ...

Author: Sheila Cornelius

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 150

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New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations examines the 'search for roots' films that emerged from China in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. The authors contextualise the films of the so-called Fifth Generation directors who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s such as Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Including close analysis of such pivotal films as Farewell My Concubine, Raise the Red Lantern and The Blue Kite, the book also examines the rise of contemporary Sixth Generation underground directors whose themes embrace the disaffection of urban youth.

Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Visual Culture

4 Cheng Jihua程季华, Li Shaobai李少白, Xing Zuwen邢祖文, Zhongguo dianying fazhan shi 中国电影发展史(History of the Development of Chinese Film) (Beijing: Zhongguo dianying chubanshe, 1963). 5 See, for example, Ding Yaping丁亚平, ...

Author: Sheldon Lu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350234208

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Sheldon Lu's wide-ranging new book investigates how filmmakers and visual artists from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have envisioned China as it transitions from a socialist to a globalized capitalist state. It examines how the modern nation has been refashioned and re-imagined in order to keep pace with globalization and transnationalism. At the heart of Lu's analysis is a double movement in the relationship between nation and transnationalism in the Chinese post-socialist state. He considers the complexity of how the Chinese economy is integrated in the global capitalist system while also remaining a repressive body politic with mechanisms of control and surveillance. He explores the interrelations of the local, the national, the subnational, and the global as China repositions itself in the world. Lu considers examples from feature and documentary film, mainstream and marginal cinema, and a variety of visual arts: photography, painting, digital video, architecture, and installation. His close case studies include representations of class, masculinity and sexuality in contemporary Taiwanese and Chinese cinema; the figure of the sex worker as a symbol of modernity and mobility; and artists' representations of Beijing at the time of the 2008 Olympics.

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

following section, I trace the history of the emergence of the Chinese film industry along with the development of the American film industry's trade in China. First, I point out two major characteristics of the market structure of ...

Author: Yongchun Fu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429953774

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Based on extensive original research, including in studio archives, industrial surveys, official records, trade journals, and English and Chinese newspapers, this book explores the role of the American film industry in the development of cinema in China. It examines the Chinese industry’s response to the American industry and the consequences of this response. It also considers the attitudes of Chinese film practitioners towards Hollywood and the contribution of those figures who acted as intermediaries between the two industries. Overall, the book casts much new light on the early development of the film industry in China and demonstrates the huge influence Hollywood had on it.