Chinese Films in Focus II

ISBN-10: 1844572374

ISBN-13: 9781844572373

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Berry, British Film Institute Staff, British Film Institute Staff

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This essential guide to Chinese cinema brings together 35 essays, including 14 brand new articles, by leading international scholars, addressing key films from the 1930s to the present.
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Introduction: One Film at a Time, by Chris Berry
15: Deciphering the Local and ?Slanging Up? to the Global, by Song Hwee Lim
Big Shot?s Funeral: Performing a Postmodern Cinema of Attractions, by Yingjin Zhang
Black Cannon Incident: Countering the Counterespionage Fantasy, by Jason McGrath
Blind Shaft: Underground as Trope, by Jonathan Noble
Boat People: Second Thoughts on Text and Context, by Julian Stringer
Centre Stage: A Shadow in Reverse, by Bérénice Reynaud
A Chinese Ghost Story: Ghostly Counsel and Innocent Man, by John Zou
Chungking Express: Time and its Displacements, by Janice Tong
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Cultural Migrancy and Translatability, by Felicia Chan
Crows and Sparrows: Allegory on a Historical Threshold, by Yiman Wang
Durian, Durian: Defamiliarisation of the ?Real?, by Esther Cheung
Ermo: (Tele)Visualizing Urban/Rural Transformation, by Ping Fu
Farewell My Concubine: National Myth and City Memories, by Yomi Braester
Flowers of Shanghai: Visualizing Ellipses and (Colonial) Absence, by Gang Gary Xu
Formula 17: Mainstream in the Margins, by Brian Hu
The Goddess: Fallen Woman of Shanghai, by Kristine Harris
Hero: The Return of a Traditional Masculine Ideal in China, by Kam Louie
In The Mood for Love: Intersections of Hong Kong Modernity, by Audrey Yue
Kekexili: Mountain Patrol?Moral Dilemma and a Man with a Camera, by Cui Shuqin
Love Eterne: Almost a (Heterosexual) Love Story, by Tan See Kam and Annette Aw
Not One Less: The Fable of a Migration, by Rey Chow
The Personals: Backward Glances, Knowing Looks, and the Voyeur Film, by Margaret Hillenbrand
PTU: Re-mapping the Cosmopolitan Crime Zone, by Vivian Lee
The Red Detachment of Women: Resenting, Regendering, Remembering, by Robert Chi
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles: Redeeming the Father by Way of Japan? by Hui Xiao
Spring in a Small Town: Gazing at Ruins, by Carolyn FitzGerald
Suzhou River: Visual Fetishism and the Defamiliarisation of Shanghai, by Alexander C.Y. Huang
A Time to Live, A Time to Die: A Time to Grow, by Corrado Neri
A Touch of Zen: Action in Martial Arts Movies, by Mary Farquhar
Vive L?Amour: Eloquent Emptiness, by Fran Martin
Wedding Banquet: A Family Affair, by Chris Berry
Woman, Demon, Human: Spectral Journey Home, by Haiyan Lee
Xiao Wu: Watching Time Go By, by Chris Berry
Yellow Earth: Apprenticeship and Bitter Agency, by Helen Hok-Sze Leung
Yi Yi: Reflections on Reflexive Modernity in Taiwan, by David Leiwei Li
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