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Introduction

Chris Berry and Lisa Rofel

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Any attempt to understand China's visual culture today must start from an understanding of the New Documentary Movement. This anthology ... More


From “Public” to “Private”: Chinese Documentary and the Logic of Xianchang

Luke Robinson

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the often-noted turn to “private” filmmaking with the arrival of the DV camera. Through analysis of key works, the ... More


Alternative Archive: China’s Independent Documentary Culture

Chris Berry and Lisa Rofel

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter turns to the complicated question of the social and political status of these films. Rather than label them as “oppositional,” ... More


Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China1

Shi-Yan Chao

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the representations of transgender and male queerness found in the prolific underground documentary genre, also known as the “New Documentary Movement”. It also explores how ... More


DV: Individual Filmmaking

Wu Wenguang and Cathryn Clayton

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When the mini DV camera was introduced in about 1997, both the New Documentary Movement and its low-cost style received a further boost. The ... More


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