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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


Commerce and the Critical Edge: The Politics of Postsocialist Film and the Case of Feng Xiaogang

Haomin Gong

in Uneven Modernity: Literature, Film, and Intellectual Discourse in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835316
eISBN:
9780824871185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835316.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how postsocialist China's uneven social and cultural conditions shape the field of commercial filmmaking by focusing on the work of Feng Xiaogang. Before expounding on the ... More


New Year Films and Chinese Cinema at the End of the 1990s

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/9789622098855.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of Feng Xiaogang's New Year films despite the film authority's indecision on the functions of cinema in the middle of the 1990s and the deepening industry reform ... More


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

Rui Zhang

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beginning first as a case study of Feng Xiaogang, this book explores Chinese film history since the early 1990s in terms of changes in the Communist Party's film policy, industry reforms, the ... More


Conclusion

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/9789622098855.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This conclusion provides a summary of the cultural and historical significance of Feng Xiaogang's cinema. The dual trends of resistance and cooperation co-existing in Feng's cinema became the ... More


A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema: The Happy-New-Year comic movie

Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The chapter provides an account of the economic and artistic history of China's comic movie genre, focusing on the 1997 emergence and popularity of Happy-New-Year movies, with an interview with a ... More


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