Chinese National Cinema

ISBN-10: 041517290X

ISBN-13: 9780415172905

Edition: 2004

Authors: Yingjin Zhang
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Description: This introduction to Chinese cinema covers the 'three Chinas': mainland China, Taiwan & Hong Kong. It traces the formation, negotiation & problematization of the issue of national identity on the screen over 90 years.

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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction: National cinema and China
Cinema and national traditions, 1896-1929
Introduction: early cinema
Cinema as attractions, 1896-1921
Cinema as narration, 1922-6
Cinema and speculations, 1927-9
Critical issues: arts, artists and artistic theory
Conclusion: a growing sense of nationalism
Cinema and the nation-people, 1930-49
Introduction: a 'golden age' period
Prewar cinema, 1930-7
Wartime cinema, 1937-45
Postwar cinema, 1946-9
Critical issues: cinema and modernity
Conclusion: in the name of the nation-people
Cinematic reinvention of the national in Taiwan, 1896-1978
Introduction: a maturing industry
Difficult postwar transition, 1945-54
Two competing cinemas, 1955-69
Political and industrial restructuring, 1970-8
Conclusion: cinematic reinvention of the national
Cinematic revival of the regional in Hong Kong, 1945-78
Introduction
From Shanghai to Hong Kong, 1945-55
Competing studios, 1956-65
Reinventing genres, 1966-78
Conclusion: toward regional imagination
Cinema and the nation-state in the PRC, 1949-78
Introduction: socialist cinema of the PRC
The nationalization of cinema, 1949-52
Toward socialist realism, 1953-65
The Cultural Revolution and beyond, 1966-78
Conclusion: ideology and subjectivity
Cinema and national/regional cultures, 1979-89
Introduction: new waves in three Chinas
The PRC: humanism, the avant-garde and commercialism
New Taiwan Cinema: re-imaging the national
The Hong Kong new waves: genre, history, identity
Conclusion: history, culture and nationhood
Cinema and the transnational imaginary, 1990-2002
Introduction: transnational Chinese cinemas
Hong Kong: of the global and the local
Taiwan: art cinema beyond borders
The PRC: post-socialist cinema
Conclusion: art, capital and politics in the age of the WTO
Notes
Bibliography
Subject index
Name index
Film index
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