Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9882205283
  • ISBN-13: 9789882205284
  • DDC: 384
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 292 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This interdisciplinary book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Chinese cinema, surveying the evolution of film production and consumption in mainland China as a product of shifting relations between art, politics, and commerce.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
1: Film Industry: Local and Global Markets.
2: The Evolution of Chinese Film as an Industry.
3: Chinese Cinema’s International Market.
4: American Films in China Prior to 1950.
5: Piracy and the DVD/VCD Market: Contradictions and Paradoxes.
6: Film Politics: Genre and Reception.
7: The Triumph of Cinema: Chinese Film Culture from the 1960s to the 1980s.
8: The Martial Arts Film in Chinese Cinema: Historicism and the National.
9: Chinese Animation Film: From Experimentation to Digitalization.
10: Of Institutional Supervision and Individual Subjectivity: The History and Current State of Chinese Documentary.
11: Film Art: Style and Authorship.
12: The Cinematic Transition of the Fifth Generation Auteurs.
13: Transmedia Strategies of Appropriation and Visualization: The Case of Zhang Yimou’s Adaptation of Novels in His Early Films.
14: Boundary Shifting: New Generation Filmmaking and Jia Zhangke’s Films.
15: New Year Film as Chinese Blockbuster: From Feng Xiaogang’s Contemporary Urban Comedy to Zhang Yimou’s Period Drama.