The Chinese Cinema Book by Song LimThe Chinese Cinema Book by Song Lim

The Chinese Cinema Book

bySong Lim, Julian Ward

Paperback | May 9, 2011

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The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to 1949; The Forgotten Period: 1949–80; The New Waves; and Stars, Auteurs and Genres.

This important collection addresses issues of film production and exhibition and places Chinese cinema in its national and transnational contexts. Individual chapters examine major film movements such as the Shanghai cinema of the 1930s, Fifth Generation film-makers and the Hong Kong New Wave, as well as key issues such as stars and auteurs. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars, as well as for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the cinemas of Greater China.
SONG HWEE LIM is Song Hwee Lim, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the author of Celluloid Comrades: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas (2006), co-editor of Remapping World Cinema: Identity, Culture and Politics in Film (2006), and founding editor of the Journal of Chi...
Title:The Chinese Cinema BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pagesPublished:May 9, 2011Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844573443

ISBN - 13:9781844573448


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: The Coming of Age of Chinese Cinemas Studies
Song Hwee Lim and Julian Ward
PART ONE Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies
1. Transnational Chinese Cinema Studies
Chris Berry
2. National Cinema as Translocal Practice: Reflections on Chinese Film Historiography
Yingjin Zhang
3. Cinemas of the Chinese Diaspora
Gina Marchetti
4. Six Chinese Cinemas in Search of a Historiography
Song Hwee Lim
PART TWO Early Cinema to 1949
5. Shadow Magic and the Early History of Film Exhibition in China
Xuelei Huang and Zhiwei Xiao
6. The Making of a National Cinema: Shanghai Films of the 1930s
Laikwan Pang
7. Wartime Cinema: Reconfiguration and Border Navigation
Yiman Wang
8. Chinese Film-making on the Eve of the Communist Revolution
Paul G. Pickowicz
PART THREE The Forgotten Period: 1949–80
9. The Remodelling of a National Cinema: Chinese Films of the 17 Years (1949–66)
Julian Ward
10. Healthy Realism in Taiwan, 1964–80: Film Style, Cultural Policies, and Mandarin Cinema
Guo-Juin Hong
11. The Hong Kong Cantonese Cinema: Emergence, Development and Decline
Stephen Teo
PART FOUR The New Waves
12. The Fifth Generation: A Re-assessment
Wendy Larson
13. Taiwan New Cinema and Its Legacy
Tonglin Lu
14. The Hong Kong New Wave: A Critical Reappraisal
Vivian P. Y. Lee
PART FIVE Stars, Auteurs and Genres
15. Dragons Forever: Chinese Martial Arts Stars
Leon Hunt
16. The Contemporary Wuxia Revival: Genre Remaking and the Hollywood Transnational Factor
Kenneth Chan
17. On the Shoulders of Giants: Tsai Ming-liang, Jia Zhangke, Fruit Chan and
the Struggles of Second Generation Auteurism
James Udden
18. The Urban Generation: Underground and Independent Films from the PRC
Jason McGrath
19. Contemporary Mainstream PRC Cinema
Yomi Braester
20. Contemporary Meta Chinese Film Stardom and Transnational Transmedia Celebrity
Anne Ciecko
Afterword: Liquidity of Being
Rey Chow
Book-length Studies of Chinese Cinemas in the English Language
Wan-Jui Wang, Louise Williams and Song Hwee Lim
Chinese Names
Zou Yijie
Chinese Film Titles
Zou Yijie