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A Culture of Resonance: Hypnotism, Wireless Cinema, and the Invention of Intermedial Spectatorship

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 places “resonance” in relation to emergent media technologies—wireless technology and newly invented media as well as popular scientific imaginations of the diverse future of cinema—to ... More


“A Vibrating Art in the Air”: The Infinite Cinema and the Media Ensemble of Propaganda

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5 follows the migration of the Chinese film industry from Shanghai to Chongqing during the Sino-Japanese War. I examine the impact of the war and the rise of propaganda that initiated both a ... More


Introduction

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book traces the permutations of the affective medium in modern China as a way to rethink cinema as a material, aesthetic, and social medium deeply connected to the artificial production of ... More


Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Weihong Bao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema in modern China was a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao’s term, an affective medium, a ... More


Baptism by Fire: Atmospheric War, Agitation, and a Tale of Three Cities

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6 complicates the claim of propaganda as a utopia media infrastructure by returning to individual films across the geopolitical division between Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. I ... More


Fiery Action: Toward an Aesthetics of New Heroism

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 situates the action-based aesthetic of “fiery films” (1927 to 1931) as a response to Hollywood serialized thrillers mediated by the competition between stage and screen. I complicate the ... More


Dances of Fire: Mediating Affective Immediacy

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 examines how left-wing spoken drama and films invoked fire, torrents, and other natural forces to politicize spectatorial affect through visual and sensory confrontations. I then revisit ... More


Transparent Shanghai: Cinema, Architecture, and a Left-Wing Culture of Glass

Weihong Bao

in Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 reframes left-wing cinema in the material “culture of glass,” closely affiliated with international modernist architecture and a commodity culture of display. Left-wing cinema interacted ... More


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