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Introduction: Remaking Chinese Cinemas, Hollywood Style

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the Chinese presence in Hollywood cinema, focusing on the proliferation of Hollywood and Hollywood-inflected films featuring ethnic Chinese stars such as Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, ... More


Space of Scholarship: Trans/National and Comparative Studies

Yingjin Zhang

in Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the scale of the national used to occupy the central attention in film studies and argues that the resulting myth of a unified national cinema in a given nation-state must be ... More


Introduction

Jean Ma

in Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book focuses on the work of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, and Wong Kar-wai, directors who have not only propelled Chinese cinema into the international ... More


Introduction

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Feng Xiaogang is regarded as the most successful commercial film director since the middle of the 1990s. His films were so popular that they even surpassed imported Hollywood blockbusters at the box ... More


Ang Lee as Director: His Position in Asian and World Cinema

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Taiwanese-born Hollywood director Ang Lee's position in Asian and world cinema. It first examines the characteristics of Lee's cinema, from globalization and cultural identity ... More


Chinese Cinema from 1989 to the Middle of the 1990s and Feng Xiaogang’s Early Career

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Chinese cinema from after the Tian'anmen Incident of 1989 until 1996, shortly before Feng began directing and creating New Year films. The period from 1989 to 1996 marked the ... 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


The Post-Classical Art Film

Jean Ma

in Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If the mere naming of influences is rarely adequate to the task of accounting for the significance of these directors' work, it nonetheless also reprises and ... More


Hollywood’s Sino-Chic: Kung Fu Parody, Mimicry, and Play in Cross-Cultural Citationality

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the emergence of Kung fu Sino-chic through Hollywood's appropriation of Chinese action cinema. It first looks at how Jackie Chan works the global/local conjuncture by balancing ... More


Chinese Cinema on the Eve of the Tian’anmen Incident

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the situation of Chinese cinema on the eve of the Tian'anmen Incident in 1989. This period was characterized by the emergence of “entertainment films,” early attempts at ... More


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