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: 9780824865290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 429

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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.

Transnational Chinese Cinemas

Chapter 4 National Cinema , Cultural Critique , Transnational Capital The Films of Zhang Yimou Sheldon Hsiao - peng Lu In the burgeoning field of cultural studies in China in the 1990s , Zhang Yimou's film art has been the focal point ...

Author: Sheldon H. Lu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824818458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 438

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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.

Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas

In studies that adopt this more optimistic tone, 'transnational Chinese cinemas' are import ant because they shed light on precisely those things that have been left out of discourses on 'national cinema', or because they allow us to ...

Author: Jeremy E. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000155143

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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The Amoy-dialect film industry emerged in the 1950s, producing cheap, b-grade films in Hong Kong for direct export to the theatres of Manila Chinatown, southern Taiwan and Singapore. Films made in Amoy dialect - a dialect of Chinese - reflected a particular period in the history of the Chinese diaspora, and have been little studied due to their ambiguous place within the wider realm of Chinese and East Asian film history. This book represents the first full length, critical study of the origin, significant rise and rapid decline of the Amoy-dialect film industry. Rather than examining the industry for its own sake, however, this book focuses on its broader cultural, political and economic significance in the region. It questions many of the assumptions currently made about the ‘recentness’ of transnationalism in Chinese cultural production, particularly when addressing Chinese cinema in the Cold War years, as well as the prominence given to ‘the nation’ and ‘transnationalism’ in studies of Chinese cinemas and of the Chinese Diaspora. By examining a cinema that did not fit many of the scholarly models of ‘transnationalism’, that was not grounded in any particular national tradition of filmmaking and that was largely unconcerned with ‘nation-building’ in post-war Southeast Asia, this book challenges the ways in which the history of Chinese cinemas has been studied in the recent past.

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

12 Will Higbee and Song Hwee Lim, “Concepts of Transnational Cinema: Towards a Critical Transnationalism in Film ... 14 Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, “Historical Introduction, Chinese Cinemas (1896–1996) and Transnational Film Studies,” in ...

Author: Yongchun Fu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429953781

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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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.

Transnational Chinese Cinema

“The New Woman incident - Cinema, scandal, and spectacle in 1935 Shanghai “ in Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender (Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 1997), 286. Ibid. Laikwan Pang, Building a New China in ...

Author: Brian Bergen-Aurand

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781626430112

Category: Art

Page: 282

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This collection of essays on transnational Chinese cinema explores the corporal, psychological, and affective aspects of experiencing bodies on screen; engages with the material and discursive elements of embodiment; and highlights the dynamics between the mind and body involved in bio-cultural practices of cinematic production, distribution, exhibition, and reception.

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

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 ...

Author: Yongchun Fu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367661349

Category: China

Page: 142

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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.

Chinese Cinema

Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, ed., Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1997); Sheldon H. Lu and Emile Yueh-yu Yeh, eds., Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, ...

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

The Chinese Cinema Book

The term 'transnational Chinese cinema studies' designates both a type of cinema and a field of study. The watershed moment in the emergence of the field was the publication in 1997 of Sheldon Hsiaopeng Lu's anthology, Transnational ...

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.

Remade in Hollywood

This book describes how notions of Chinese identity, culture, and popular film genres have been reinvented and repackaged by major U.S. studios, spurring a surge in Chinese visibility in Hollywood.

Author: Kenneth Chan

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090569

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book describes how notions of Chinese identity, culture, and popular film genres have been reinvented and repackaged by major U.S. studios, spurring a surge in Chinese visibility in Hollywood.

Contemporary Chinese Cinema and Visual Culture

Bergen-Aurand, Mary Mazzilli, and Hee Wai-Siam, eds., Transnational Chinese Cinema: Corporality, Desire, and the Ethics of Failure (Piscataway, NJ: Bridge21 Publishers, 2014); Yongchun Fu, The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry ...

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.