From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997

From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens, 1989-1997

by Gina Marchetti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592132782

ISBN-13: 9781592132782

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Temple University Press

Global perceptions of China have changed dramatically since the massive student protests that took place in Tian'anmen Square in April 1989. The media spotlight trained on Beijing, and the international uproar over the events of that spring still shape the world's perceptions of the People's Republic and the ways that Chinese people, within and beyond China, see and…  See more details below

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Global perceptions of China have changed dramatically since the massive student protests that took place in Tian'anmen Square in April 1989. The media spotlight trained on Beijing, and the international uproar over the events of that spring still shape the world's perceptions of the People's Republic and the ways that Chinese people, within and beyond China, see and portray themselves.

In From Tian'anmen to Times Square, leading film scholar Gina Marchetti considers the complex changes in the ways that China and the Chinese have been portrayed in cinema and media arts since the Tian'anmen revolt. Drawing on her interviews with leading contemporary Chinese filmmakers, Marchetti looks at a wide range of work by Chinese and non-Chinese media artists working in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore and on transnational co-productions involving those places. Focusing on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality on global screens, Marchetti traces the momentous political, cultural, social, and economic forces confronting contemporary media artists and filmmakers working within "Greater China."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132782
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1China and the Chinese on world screens, 1989-971
2Buying American, consuming Hong Kong : Chungking express, The opium war, These shoes weren't made for walking, and Comrades : almost a love story31
Interview : Paul Lee63
3Working women in the People's Republic of China : Out of Phoenix Bridge, Women from the lake of scented souls, and A little life opera69
Interview : Allen Fong90
4Gangland Taiwan in the transnational imagination : Mahjong and Goodbye South goodbye94
Interview : Edward Yang121
5The postmodern condition in Singapore : Mee Pok man and Twelve storeys124
Interview : Eric Khoo148
6Transnational cinema and hybrid identities : to liv(e) and crossings157
Interview : Evans Chan183
7Gender and generation in Clara Law's migration trilogy : Farewell China, Autumn moon, and Floating life189
8Fighting diaspora : the legacy of Bruce and Brandon Lee in Rapid fire208
9In the space of the square : The gate of heavenly peace219
Interview : Carma Hinton238

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