Chinese Women s Cinema

26 with differently established dominant discourses and in their socially and politically conditioned cinematic practice or performance. Chinese women have made mainstream, commercial, independent, and experimental films.

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: 9781444330298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 684

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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

Chinese Cinemas

The one – apparently exceptional – film directed by a woman of the period becomes imbued not only with all the portentiousness of nationhood, but also the responsibility for women's history in China and in the medium.

Author: Felicia Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317431497

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Chinese Cinemas: International Perspectives examines the impact the rapid expansion of Chinese filmmaking in mainland China has had on independent and popular Chinese cinemas both in and outside of China. While the large Chinese markets are coveted by Hollywood, the commercial film industry within the People’s Republic of China has undergone rapid expansion since the 1990s. Its own production, distribution and exhibition capacities have increased exponentially in the past 20 years, producing box-office success both domestically and abroad. This volume gathers the work of a range of established scholars and newer voices on Chinese cinemas to address questions that interrogate both Chinese films and the place and space of Chinese cinemas within the contemporary global film industries, including the impact on independent filmmaking both within and outside of China; the place of Chinese cinemas produced outside of China; and the significance of new internal and external distribution and exhibition patterns on recent conceptions of Chinese cinemas. This is an ideal book for students and researchers interested in Chinese and Asian Cinema, as well as for students studying topics such as World Cinema and Asian Studies.

Transnational Chinese Cinemas

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.

Author: Sheldon H. Lu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824818458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

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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.

Revisiting Women s Cinema

As my analysis of another essay by Dai illustrates,28 she considers Chinese women's sociopolitical liberation nearly antithetical both to women's discursive and cultural agency and to their true female identity: “The arrival of women's ...

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

Chinese Women's Cinema: Transnational Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. Wolf, Margery. “The People's Republic of China.” Women Workers in Fifteen Countries. Jennie Farley edt. Ithaca: ILR Press, Cornell University, ...

Author: Ya-chen Chen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739139080

Category: History

Page: 295

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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.

Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Filmmakers treated youth as a separate category and showed them in urban situations behaving in unconventional and socially rebellious ways. Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema looks for evidence in films that exemplify this trend.

Author: Zhou Xuelin

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098495

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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In the 1980s, a new type of central character emerged in contemporary Chinese films - angry and alienated youth. Filmmakers treated youth as a separate category and showed them in urban situations behaving in unconventional and socially rebellious ways. Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema looks for evidence in films that exemplify this trend.

Chinese National Cinema

Chinese National Cinema, written for students by a leading scholar, traces the formation, negotiation and problematization of the national on the Chinese screen over ninety years.

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415172896

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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Chinese National Cinema, written for students by a leading scholar, traces the formation, negotiation and problematization of the national on the Chinese screen over ninety years.

China on Screen

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.

Author: Christopher J. Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510301

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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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.