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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

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concept “approaching reality” is defined and a connection between it and the Bazinian ontology is established. I also explicate the various terms used in China during this period to frame the ... More


Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Valentina Vitali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While post-war popular cinema has traditionally been excluded from accounts of national cinemas, the last fifteen years have seen the academy’s gradual rediscovery of cult and, more, generally, ... More


Approaching Reality: Chinese Ontology and the Potentiality of Time

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I trace the definitions of “approaching reality” back to the critical discussions by two filmmakers in the 1920s, Gu Kenfu and Hou Yao, to open up a comparative space between early Chinese film ... More


Cinema of Ideation, Cinema of Play: The Early Cantonese Sound Film

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I discuss the history and theoretical debates of the Hong Kong Cantoese sound film in the 1930s, an art form that was conflated ontologically with the Cantonese theatre as an art of ideation: a form ... More


Fey Mou: The Presence of an Absence

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I investigate into the theoretical writings and films of director Fei Mu (Fey Mou) and examine his interests in representing the quotidian in its mundanity. In so doing, time, desire and life are ... More


Soft Film Theory: Life in All Its Presence and Concreteness

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I study the soft film theory in the 1930s by contextualizing it within the cross-cultural intellectual debate on life and art, and analyse how this aesthetic debate sees the cinema as a biomimetic ... More


Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Victor Fan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong ... More


Conclusion

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I use the idea “approaching reality” to extend my discussion to the ontological, sociological and ethical consequences of the digital image, and eventually rethink what it means by cinema ontology in ... More


Cinema of Thought: Directed Consciousness in Chinese Marxist Film Theory

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I examine—in dialogue with Eurpean Marxists and Deleuze—the Marxist film theory in Shanghai in the 1930s and its notion of cinematographic consciousness—an idea that suggests that cinema can sense, ... More


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