Chinese Women s Cinema

The sixteen contributors provide critical insights and interdisciplinary dialogues to this volume, which is the first dedicated to Chinese female filmmakers and their films. Foregrounding Chinese women's complex negotiations with global ...

Author: Lingzhen Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231156752

Category: History

Page: 430

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Examining work from the 1920s to the present day, this is the first English language text to consider the contribution of Chinese women filmmakers, including Esther Eng, Tang Shu Shuen, Dong Kena, & Sylvia Chang.

A Companion to Chinese Cinema

Women's cinema has been defined in a variety of ways. It could suggest films that are made by, addressed to, or concerned with women, or all three (Butler 2002: 1). In this chapter, Chinese women's cinema refers to Chinese-language ...

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

Revisiting Women s Cinema

For a detailed discussion of Chinese women directors across different regions and eras, see Lingzhen Wang, “Chinese Women's Cinema.” Two. Articulating Embedded Feminist Agency in Socialist Mainstream Cinema 1. For a focused discussion ...

Author: Lingzhen Wang

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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In Revisiting Women’s Cinema, Lingzhen Wang ponders the roots of contemporary feminist stagnation and the limits of both commercial mainstream and elite minor cultures by turning to socialist women filmmakers in modern China. She foregrounds their sociopolitical engagements, critical interventions, and popular artistic experiments, offering a new conception of socialist and postsocialist feminisms, mainstream culture, and women’s cinema. Wang highlights the films of Wang Ping and Dong Kena in the 1950s and 1960s and Zhang Nuanxin and Huang Shuqin in the 1980s and 1990s to unveil how they have been profoundly misread through extant research paradigms entrenched in Western Cold War ideology, post-second-wave cultural feminism, and post-Mao intellectual discourses. Challenging received interpretations, she elucidates how socialist feminism and culture were conceptualized and practiced in relation to China’s search not only for national independence and economic development but also for social emancipation, proletarian culture, and socialist internationalism. Wang calls for a critical reevaluation of historical materialism, socialist feminism, and popular culture to forge an integrated emancipatory vision for future transnational feminist and cultural practices.

Women in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium

Pathways and Progress: Corporate Best Practices to Shatter the Glass Ceiling. Chicago: the Chicago Area Partnerships, 1996, p. 11. Wang, Lingzhen. Chinese Women 's Cinema: Transnational Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, ...

Author: Ya-chen Chen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739139103

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Women and Gender in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium, by Ya-chen Chen, examines underexposed gender issues in more recent films, focusing on the contradictory feminism in the film narratives. Through the lens of Chinese martial arts films, Chen delves into "Chinese cinematic martial arts feminism," highlighting the glass ceiling which marks the maximal exercise of feminism which the patriarchal order is willing to accept.

ate students in research. Dai Jinhua continued to put out articles on Chinese women's writing, film history, and the current state of Chinese filmmaking. In 1999, her essays on cultural studies were collected under the title Invisible ...

Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765607980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 762

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The second volume in this distinguished series contains some 250 biographies of women active from 1912 until 1990, although many of the biographies contain information current to the year 2000. While the volume includes biographies of such internationally famous Chinese women as the Soong sisters, Lu Gwei-Djen, Jiang Qing, Han Suyin, Anna Chennault, Deng Yingchao, and Ding Ling, because of the enormous amount of historical material and scholarly research that has become available in the last few decades, the editor was also able to include a greater range of women than would have been previously possible. These are Chinese women who have forged careers as scientists, businesswomen, sportswomen, and military officers appearing alongside writers, academics, revolutionary heroines, politicians, musicians, opera stars, film stars, artists, educators, nuns, and traditional good wives. Also included are women from minority nationalities. Casting a wide net, the editor includes biographies of women from mainland China and Taiwan as well as those of Chinese descent who were born overseas, including famous Americans like Maxine Hong Kingston.

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women v 2 Twentieth Century

She taught cultural studies as well and advised graduate students in research. Dai Jinhua continued to put out articles on Chinese women«s writing, film history, and the current state of Chinese filmmaking. In 1999, her essays on ...

Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315499239

Category: History

Page: 796

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The first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women, Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women is the product of years of research, translation, and writing by scores of China scholars from around the world. Volume II: Twentieth Century includes a far greater range of women than would have been previously possible because of the enormous amount of historical material and scholarly research that has become available recently. They include scientists, businesswomen, sportswomen, military officers, writers, scholars, revolutionary heroines, politicians, musicians, opera stars, film stars, artists, educators, nuns, and more.

New Modern Chinese Women and Gender Politics

She is the author of Women through the Lens: Gender and Nation in a Century of Chinese Cinema. She has also written many journal articles and book chapters on various topics in Chinese cinema. Her manuscript, Inscribing the Body and ...

Author: Ya-chen Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135020064

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The past century witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of modern Chinese women and gender politics. Whilst some revolutionary actions to rectify the feudalist patriarchy, such as foot-binding and polygyny were first seen in the late Qing period; the termination of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of Republican China in 1911-1912 initiated truly nation-wide constitutional reform alongside increasing gender egalitarianism. This book traces the radical changes in gender politics in China, and the way in which the lives, roles and status of Chinese women have been transformed over the last one hundred years. In doing so, it highlights three distinctive areas of development for modern Chinese women and gender politics: first, women’s equal rights, freedom, careers, and images about their modernized femininity; second, Chinese women’s overseas experiences and accomplishments; and third, advances in Chinese gender politics of non-heterosexuality and same-sex concerns. This book takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on film, history, literature, and personal experience. As such, it will be of huge interest to students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, women's studies, gender studies and gender politics.

Chinese Film Classics 1922 1949

Film script of New Woman. MCLC Resource Center Publication, 2004. Edwards, Louise. “Localizing the Hollywood Star System in 1930s China: Linglong Magazine and New Moral Spaces.

Author: Christopher G. Rea

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231547673

Category: Performing Arts


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Chinese Film Classics, 1922–1949 is an essential guide to the first golden age of Chinese cinema. Offering detailed introductions to fourteen films, this study highlights the creative achievements of Chinese filmmakers in the decades leading up to 1949, when the Communists won the civil war and began nationalizing cultural industries. Christopher Rea reveals the uniqueness and complexity of Republican China’s cinematic masterworks, from the comedies and melodramas of the silent era to the talkies and musicals of the 1930s and 1940s. Each chapter appraises the artistry of a single film, highlighting its outstanding formal elements, from cinematography to editing to sound design. Examples include the slapstick gags of Laborer’s Love (1922), Ruan Lingyu’s star turn in Goddess (1934), Zhou Xuan’s mesmerizing performance in Street Angels (1937), Eileen Chang’s urbane comedy of manners Long Live the Missus! (1947), the wartime epic Spring River Flows East (1947), and Fei Mu’s acclaimed work of cinematic lyricism, Spring in a Small Town (1948). Rea shares new insights and archival discoveries about famous films, while explaining their significance in relation to politics, society, and global cinema. Lavishly illustrated and featuring extensive guides to further viewings and readings, Chinese Film Classics, 1922–1949 offers an accessible tour of China’s early contributions to the cinematic arts.

Women in China from Earliest Times to the Present

Women and Property in China, 960–1949 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). Berry, Chris. 1985. “Sexual Difference and the Viewing Subject in Li Shuangshuang and The In-laws,” in Chris Berry, ed., Perspectives on Chinese Cinema ...

Author: Robin D. S. Yates

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004176225

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This essential reference work provides an alphabetic listing, with an extensive "index," of studies on women in China from earliest times to the present day written in Western languages, primarily English, French, German, and Italian. Containing more than 2500 citations of books, chapters in books, and articles, especially those published in the last thirty years, and more than 100 titles of doctoral dissertations and Masters theses, it covers works written in the disciplines of anthropology and sociology; art and archaeology; demography; economics; education; fashion; film and media studies; history; interdisciplinary studies; law; literature; music; medicine, science, and technology; political science; and religion and philosophy. It also contains many citations of studies of women in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors

In Chinese Women's Cinema: Transnational Contexts, ed. Lingzhen Wang, 154–172. New York: Columbia University Press. Kirkbride, Paul S., Sara F.Y. Tang, and Robert I. Westwood. 1991. Chinese Conflict Preferences and Negotiation Behavior: ...

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811029660

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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This new text examines recent popular Chinese films and derivative cultural phenomena, with a focus on films directed by celebrity directors such as Han Han, Guo Jingming, Xu Jinglei and Zhao Wei. In opposition to Fifth and Sixth Generation Chinese filmmakers who explored the grand-narratives of history, the oppression of the pre-socialist and socialist eras, and those marginalized by socio-economic changes, the celebrity directors at the heart of this book center on the new trends of living and emotional challenges faced by contemporary Chinese people, in particular the younger generations. This book sheds light on newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China, such as the social stigma of being ‘left-over’ (reflected in Xu Jinglei’s films), the issue of wealth ‘flaunting’ (represented in Guo Jingming’s films) or nostalgia for the long lost innocence of adolescence (demonstrated in Zhao Wei’s film). Considering present-day consumer capitalism through the lens of cinema, this text analyses in detail the significance of films chosen for their relevance, providing a reflection of social reality and cultural changes in 21st century China.