Screening China: Critical Interventions, Cinematic Reconfigurations, and the Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Chinese Cinema / Edition 1

Screening China: Critical Interventions, Cinematic Reconfigurations, and the Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Chinese Cinema / Edition 1

by Yingjin Zhang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0892641584

ISBN-13: 9780892641581

Pub. Date: 03/15/2002

Publisher: Center for Chinese Studies Publications


Yingjin Zhang guides the reader through the development of Chinese film criticism, pointing out that Western critics have studied a comparatively small number of films from a much larger body of work, often with a unidirectional Eurocentric bias. The result has been that the few have influenced the many, perpetuating a cycle of production of films from China that

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Yingjin Zhang guides the reader through the development of Chinese film criticism, pointing out that Western critics have studied a comparatively small number of films from a much larger body of work, often with a unidirectional Eurocentric bias. The result has been that the few have influenced the many, perpetuating a cycle of production of films from China that bow to the Western notion of "Chineseness." As a corrective, the author introduces readers to a much larger canon of film and proposes a multidirectional model of film studies, one that allows for a Western reading of Chinese film yet also recognizes Chinese cinema's own voice.

Yingjin Zhang is Professor of Chinese Literature and Film, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies at University of California, San Diego.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892641581
Publisher:
Center for Chinese Studies Publications
Publication date:
03/15/2002
Series:
Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, #92
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.98(d)

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