Chinese Cinema

Identity, Power, and Globalization


Edited by Jeff Kyong-McClain, Russell Meeuf, and Jing Jing Chang

ISBN : 978-988-8528-53-0

Film, Media, Fine Arts Crossings: Asian Cinema and Media Culture

August 2022

272 pages, 6″ x 9″, 20 b&w illus.

  • HK$650.00

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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.

Jeff Kyong-McClain is an associate professor in the Department of History, University of Idaho.

Russell Meeuf is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, University of Idaho.

Jing Jing Chang is an associate professor of film studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.