The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9882206174
  • ISBN-13: 9789882206175
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement is the first English-language book on Chinese documentary film, the signature mode of contemporary Chinese visual culture. The book offers an introduction, a detailed historical analysis, and specialized essays on specific themes and individual films to illuminate this exciting trend.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
1: Historical Overview.
2: Rethinking China’s New Documentary Movement: Engagement with the Social.
3: DV: Individual Filmmaking.
4: Documenting Marginalization, or Identities New and Old.
5: West of the Tracks: History and Class-Consciousness.
6: Coming out of The Box, Marching as Dykes.
7: Publics, Counter-Publics, and Alternative Publics.
8: Blowup Beijing: The City as a Twilight Zone.
9: Watching Documentary: Critical Public Discourses and Contemporary Urban Chinese Film Clubs.
10: Alternative Archive: China’s Independent Documentary Culture.
11: Between Filmmaker and Subject: Re-creating Realism.
12: Translating the Unspeakable: On-Screen and Off-Screen Voices in Wu Wenguang’s Documentary Work.
13: From “Public” to “Private”: Chinese Documentary and the Logic of Xianchang.
14: Excuse Me, Your Camera is in My Face: Auteurial Intervention in PRC New Documentary.
15: “I Am One of Them” and “They are My Actors”: Performing, Witnessing, and DV Image-Making in Plebian China.
16: Biographies of Key Documentarians.
17: Sources of Films.
List of Chinese Names.
List of Chinese Film and Video Titles.