Chinese-language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics

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Sheldon H. Lu, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 413 pages
This volume, the most comprehensive work to date on Chinese film, explores the manifold dimensions of the subject and highlights areas overlooked in previous studies. Leading scholars take up issues and topics covering the entire range of Chinese cinema. Their cross-cultural engagements with individual films, accomplished with an acute sense of chronology and history, tackle questions of issues related to historiography, poetics, aesthetics, genres, and directorial styles; at the same time, they address the economics of film production and consumption as well as the cultural politics of globalization, identity, subjectivity, nationality, citizenship, and gender formation as embodied in filmic texts.

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Sheldon H. Lu is professor of comparative literature and film studies at the University of California, Davis.

Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh is associate professor of cinema studies in the Department of Cinema-Television and associate director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is the author of "Phantom of the Music: Song and Narration in Chinese-language Cinema" and the coeditor of "Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics,"

Darrell William Davis is senior lecturer at the School of Theatre, Film, and Dance at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the author of "Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film,

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