China on Screen: Cinema and Nation (Film and Culture Series)

By: Berry Ph.D., Christopher; Farquhar Ph.D., Mary Ann

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In "China on Screen," Chris Berry and Mary Farquhar, leaders in the field of Chinese film studies, explore more than one hundred years of Chinese cinema and nation. Providing new perspectives on key movements, themes, and filmmakers, Berry and Farquhar analyze the films of a variety of directors and actors, including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. They argue for the abandonment of "national cinema" as an analytic tool and propose "cinema and the national" as a more productive framework. With this approach, they show how movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora construct and contest different ideas of Chinese nation -- as empire, republic, or ethnicity, and complicated by gender, class, style, transnationalism, and more. Among the issues and themes covered are the tension between operatic and realist modes, male and female star images, transnational production and circulation of Chinese films, the image of the good foreigner -- all related to different ways of imagining nation. Comprehensive and provocative, "China on Screen" is a crucial work of film analysis.

Title: China on Screen: Cinema and Nation (Film and Culture Series)

Author Name: Berry Ph.D., Christopher; Farquhar Ph.D., Mary Ann

Categories: General,

Publisher: Columbia University Press:

ISBN Number: 0231137060

ISBN Number 13: 9780231137065

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0231137060Z2

Description: 0231137060 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!