Identity, Power, and Globalization
ISBN : 978-988-8528-53-0
272 pages, 6″ x 9″, 20 b&w illus.
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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