Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland Chinaby Tonglin Lu
Pub. Date: 01/28/2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Despite differences in the political, social, and economic systems of Taiwan and mainland China, the process of modernization in both has challenged traditional cultural norms. Tonglin Lu examines how differences in cultural formation between Taiwan and China have influenced reactions to modernity and how cultural identity has taken different forms on both sides of the Taiwan straits. She illustrates how these differences in the experience of modernity are expressed through analysis of paradigmatic films produced in both countries, with a particular emphasis on their formal experiments.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. On the Cultural and Ideological Margins: 1. Continuity and subversion; 2. Allegorical and realistic portrayals of the cultural revolution; Part II. In Search of Tradition in the Midst of Modernization: 3. From a voiceless father to a father's voice; 4. Melodrama of the city; Part III. The Third-World Intellectual in the Era of Globalization: 5. The Zhang Yimou model; 6. Culture and violence; 7. A postcolonial reflection; Epilogue; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Filmography; Index.
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