Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922-1943

ISBN-10: 0804735727

ISBN-13: 9780804735728

Edition: 1999

Authors: Yingjin Zhang

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This volume establishes cinema as a vital force in Shanghai culture, focusing on early Chinese cinema. It surveys the history and historiography of Chinese cinema and examines the development of the various aspects affecting the film culture.
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Note on Romanization
List of Contributors
Introduction: Cinema and Urban Culture in Republican Shanghai
Screening Romance: Teahouse, Cinema, Spectator
Teahouse, Shadowplay, Bricolage: Laborer's Love and the Question of Early Chinese Cinema
The Romance of the Western Chamber and the Classical Subject Film in 1920s Shanghai
The Urban Milieu of Shanghai Cinema, 1930-40: Some Explorations of Film Audience, Film Culture, and Narrative Conventions
Imaging Sexuality: Cabaret Girl, Movie Star, Prostitute
Selling Souls in Sin City: Shanghai Singing and Dancing Hostesses in Print, Film, and Politics, 1920-49
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: Movie Actresses and Public Discourse in Shanghai, 1920s-1930s
Prostitution and Urban Imagination: Negotiating the Public and the Private in Chinese Films of the 1930s
Constructing Identity: Nationalism, Metropolitanism, Pan-Asianism
Constructing a New National Culture: Film Censorship and the Issues of Cantonese Dialect, Superstition, and Sex in the Nanjing Decade
Metropolitan Sounds: Music in Chinese Films of the 1930s
"Her Traces Are Found Everywhere": Shanghai, Li Xianglan, and the "Greater East Asia Film Sphere"
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