The Chinese Cinema Book (2nd Edition)
This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.
“Chinese cinema’s unprecedented growth in the last decade invites new considerations about the state of this vibrant industry. In this expanded second edition, The Chinese Cinema Book addresses important developments in digital technology, documentary filmmaking, and censorship, propaganda and film policy, as they relate to one of the fastest growing cinemas in the world.” – Olivia Khoo, Associate Professor, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia,
“The Chinese Cinema Book is sure to be a standard textbook for Chinese cinema studies. It systematically explores the rich and kaleidoscopic history of Chinese cinemas and covers key and up-to-date theories in the field. A must-read for anyone interested in Chinese cinema studies.” –Yongchun Fu, Associate Professor of Zhejiang Unviersity Ningbo Institute of Technology, China.,
“Substantially updated, with four new chapters alongside many other contributions from leading scholars, this new edition of The Chinese Cinema Book will be an essential resource for all researchers and teachers of Chinese film. As China looks poised to become the world’s largest film market, this volume’s comprehensive and illuminating approach to Chinese cinema from its earliest moments to the digital epoch is more valuable than ever.” –Margaret Hillenbrand, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, University of Oxford, UK.,
Song Hwee Lim is Professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 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.
|Imprint:||British Film Institute|
|Illustrations:||80 bw illus|
|Dimensions:||7 1/2″ x 9 3/4″|
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