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“At the Intersection of Film and Music”: Jia Zhangke and Urban Youth Cinema

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter follows to chart urban youth cinema in relation to popular music at the turn of the twenty-first century. The chapter examines the music-film genre in a broader context of the ... More


On Living in a Young City

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As Chinese filmmakers concentrate on the new urban spaces under development across the country, they also experiment with new cinematic technology, especially the ultraportable DV cameras that have ... More


Documentarization and Amplified Realism in Jia Zhangke’s Films

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Documentary film in the PRC has become an important mode in the palate of Sixth Generation (or urban or independent) filmmaking. The recent prominence of documentary turns on the notion of ... More


Surface and Edge: The Cinema of Jia Zhangke and Lou Ye

Qi Wang

in Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692330
eISBN:
9781474406390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3 approaches the cinema of Jia Zhangke from two angles: first, a complex mechanism of multivalent and metanarrative subject positions in and beyond the cinematic frame compels the spectator ... More


Personalization and Spectatorship: The Ringtone's Narrative Functions in Cinematic and Televisual Media

Sumanth Gopinath

in The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter charts a stream of televisual and cinematic mobile modernity, one that depends on the logics of personalization and actor-object identification. This chapter also examines the uses of ... More


Ruins and Grassroots: Jia Zhangke’s Cinematic Discontents in the Age of Globalization

Hongbing Zhang

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that the films of Jia Zhangke approach the issue of globalization through a particular lens of ecological consciousness and a unique cinematic use of the spatial relationship ... More


The Postsocialist Working Class: Male Heroes in Jia Zhangke’s Films

Sheldon Lu

in Changing Chinese Masculinities: From Imperial Pillars of State to Global Real Men

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208562
eISBN:
9789888313716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208562.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter is a study of the portrayal of male characters in Jia Zhangke’s films. These films describe ordinary Chinese people caught in a historic yet troubled transition from a socialist planned ... More


Jia Zhangke’s Cinematic Trilogy: A Journey across the Ruins of Post-Mao China

Xiaoping Lin

in Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833367
eISBN:
9780824870607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Jia Zhangke’s “home” trilogy: Xiao Shan Going Home (1995), Xiao Wu (1997), and Platform (2000), which take a symbolic man’s journey across a ruined post-Mao China. The first ... More


Imitating Frenchness in Emily Tang Xiaobai’s Conjugation and Jia Zhangke’s The World

Michelle E. Bloom

in Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851583
eISBN:
9780824868291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The mode of imitation represents mainlanders’s desire for the French Other in films by Emily Tang Xiaobai and Jia Zhangke. Both directors portray the marginalized, whose lack of socioeconomic and ... More


Coda

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/9789888028054.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The expansiveness of Wong Kar-wai's approach to intertextuality, citation, and borrowing, along with the dense cross-cultural, cross-medial matrix in which his ... More


Still Life

Jennifer Fay

in Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

China’s Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric megadam in world history and the subject of Jia Zhangke’s digital film Still Life (2006), Liu Xiaodong’s oil paintings, and Yang Yi’s digital ... More


Stories as Social Critique: The Vision of China in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Konrad Ng

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the contemporary Chinese life in filmmaker Jia Zhangke's films. Jia's unique film language, a form that mixes fiction and documentary, and his focus on marginal lives, reveal ... More


The Recalcitrance of Reality: Performances, Subjects, and Filmmakers in 24 City and Tape

Qi Wang

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Qi Wang’s article examines two recent documentaries—24 City (dir. Jia Zhangke, 2008) and Tape (dir. Li Ning, 2009)—that in many aspects summarize and highlight the achievements as well as problems ... More


Moving Figures: Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Corey Kai Nelson Schultz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421614
eISBN:
9781474449588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421614.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines how the films of the Chinese Sixth Generation filmmaker Jia Zhangke evoke the affective “felt” experience of China’s contemporary social and economic transformations, by examining ... More


Façades: The New Beijing and the Unsettled Ecology of Jia Zhangke’s The World

Jerome Silbergeld

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The World (2004) a film by Jia Zhangke. The film title refers to World Park, a theme park in Beijing that is a simulacrum of landmarks from around the world. The park offers ... More


Space of Polylocality: Remapping the City

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/9780824833374.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the cinematic representations of Beijing and a persistent engagement with polylocality in hinterland China. More specifically, it considers “cinematic remapping” as a particular ... More


From Underground Practice to Alternative Public Sphere

Dan Edwards

in Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the history of documentary production in China and the form’s stylistic evolution, from the dogmatic didacticism of the Maoist era, to the zhuantipian (special topic programs) ... More


The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form

Sumanth Gopinath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019156
eISBN:
9780262315081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019156.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A decade ago, the customizable ringtone was ubiquitous. Almost any crowd of cell phone owners could produce a carillon of tinkly, beeping, synthy, musicalized ringer signals. Ringtones quickly became ... More


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