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Cinema Off Screen: Moviegoing in Socialist China

Cinema Off Screen: Moviegoing in Socialist China

by Chenshu Zhou
Cinema Off Screen: Moviegoing in Socialist China

Cinema Off Screen: Moviegoing in Socialist China

by Chenshu Zhou

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"By digging into a deep and varied archive, in which political guidelines, film criticism, grassroots comments, and personal memories merge, Chenshu Zhou unearths the almost-forgotten film exhibition practices of Mao’s China. Movies were not the only point of attraction for filmgoers: other, often elusive elements also shaped the filmic experience. Hence a clear challenge to Western ideas of spectatorship. A book that combines the pleasure of a detective story and the rigor of a theoretical essay."—Francesco Casetti, author of The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come

"In this highly engaging and well-crafted book, the author achieves not only a better understanding of the post-1949 Chinese film experience but also a new way of understanding the very definition of film itself."—Emily Wilcox, author of Revolutionary Bodies: Chinese Dance and the Socialist Legacy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520343399
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chenshu Zhou is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction: "Projecting Cinema"
1. Space
2. Labor
3. Multimedia
4. Atmosphere
5. Discomfort
6. Screen
Postscript: Recognizing Cinema

Appendix: Interviewee Profiles
Character Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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