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The Chinese Cinema Book

Number of page: 232
Author: edited by Song Hwee Lim, Julian Ward
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781844575800
Category: Performing Arts

The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to 1949; The Forgotten Period: 1949–80; The New Waves; and Stars, Auteurs and Genres. This important collection addresses issues of film production and exhibition and places Chinese cinema in its national and transnational contexts. Individual chapters examine major film movements such as the Shanghai cinema of the 1930s, Fifth Generation film-makers and the Hong Kong New Wave, as well as key issues such as stars and auteurs. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars, as well as for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the cinemas of Greater China.

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About The Author

SONG HWEE LIM is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of Celluloid Comrades: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas (2006), co-editor of Remapping World Cinema: Identity, Culture and Politics in Film (2006), and founding editor of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas.

JULIAN WARD is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas.

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