Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema

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Overview

This interdisciplinary book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Chinese cinema, surveying the evolution of film production and consumption in mainland China as a product of shifting relations between art, politics, and commerce.

Hong Kong University Press

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Editorial Reviews

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"Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen have brought together some of the leading scholars and critics of Chinese cinema to rethink the political mutations, market manifestations, and artistic innovations that have punctuated a century of Chinese screen memories. From animation to documentary, history of the industry to cinematic attempts to recreate history, propaganda to piracy, the influx of Hollywood imports to Chinese-style blockbusters, Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema presents a fresh set of critical approaches to the field that should be required reading for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the past, present, and future of one of the most vibrant and dynamic film industries in the world." ?Michael Berry, author, Jia Zhangke's "Hometown Trilogy" and A History of Pain

Hong Kong University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622091757
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ying Zhu is professor of cinema studies in the Department of Media Culture and co-coordinator of the Modern China Studies Program at the City of Staten Island.

Hong Kong University Press

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

Introduction 1

Part 1 Film Industry: Local and Global Markets Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen 15

1 The Evolution of Chinese Film as an Industry Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen 17

2 Chinese Cinema's International Market Seio Nakajima Nakajima, Seio 35

3 American Films in China Prior to 1950 Stanley Rosen Rosen, Stanley 55

4 Piracy and the DVD/VCD Market: Contradictions and Paradoxes Zhiwei Xiao Xiao, Zhiwei 71

Part 2 Film Politics: Genre and Reception Shujen Wang Wang, Shujen 85

5 The Triumph of Cinema: Chinese Film Culture 87 from the 1960's to the 1980's Shujen Wang Wang, Shujen

6 The Martial Arts Film in Chinese Cinema: Historicism and the National Paul Clark Clark, Paul 99

7 Chinese Animation Film: From Experimentation to Digitalization Stephen Teo Teo, Stephen 111

8 Of Institutional Supervision and Individual Subjectivity: The History and Current State of Chinese Documentary Ying Xu Ying, Xu 127

Part 3 Film Art: Style and Authorship Yingjin Zhang Zhang, Yingjin 143

9 The Cinematic Transition of the Fifth Generation Auteurs Yingjin Zhang Zhang, Yingjin 145

10 Transmedia Strategies of Appropriation and Visualization: The Case of Zhang Yi-ou's Adaptation of Novels in His Early Films Bruce Robinson Robinson, Bruce 163

11 Boundary Shifting: New Generation Filmmaking and Jia Zhangke's Films Liyan Qin Qin, Liyan 175

12 New Year Film as Chinese Blockbuster: From Feng Xiaogang's Contemporary Urban Comedy to Zhang Yimou's Period Drama Shuqin Cui Cui, Shuqin 195

Notes Ying Zhu Ying, Zhu 209

Filmography Ying Zhu Ying, Zhu 249

Bibliography Ying Zhu Ying, Zhu 261

Index Ying Zhu Ying, Zhu 285

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