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A Companion to Chinese Cinema



A Companion to Chinese Cinema

Yingjin Zhang (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35597-0 March 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 560 Pages


A Companion to Chinese Cinema is a collection of original essays written by experts in a range of disciplines that provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current state of Chinese cinema.
  • Represents the most comprehensive coverage of Chinese cinema to date
  • Applies a multidisciplinary approach that maps the expanding field of Chinese cinema in bold and definitive ways
  • Draws attention to previously neglected areas such as diasporic filmmaking, independent documentary, film styles and techniques, queer aesthetics, star studies, film and other arts or media
  • Features several chapters that explore China’s new market economy, government policy, and industry practice, placing the intricate relationship between film and politics in a historical and international context
  • Includes overviews of Chinese film studies in Chinese and English publications
General introduction: Yingjin Zhang
Part I: History and Geography
Part II: Industry and Institution
Part III: Genre and Representation
Part IV: Arts and Media
Part V: Issues and Debates