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Title Futures of Chinese cinema : technologies and temporalities in Chinese screen cultures / edited by Olivia Khoo and Sean Metzger
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2009


Description 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations
Contents Celebratory screens: Chinese cinema in the new millennium -- Island of no return: cinematic narration as retrospection in Wang Tong and new Taiwan cinema -- Socialist geographies, internationalist temporalities and travelling film technologies: Sino-Soviet film exchange in the 1950s and 1960s -- Hong Kong ghost in the Japanese shell? Cross-racial performance and transnational Chinese cinema -- Jia Zhangke and the temporality of postsocialist Chinese cinema: in the now (and then) -- From BitTorrent piracy to creative industries: Hong Kong cinema emptied out -- Genre film, media corporations and the commercialization of the Chinese film industry: the case of 'new year comedies' -- Demand for cultural representation: emerging independent film and video on lesbian desires -- The queer space of China: expressive desire in Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu -- Saving Face, or the future perfect of queer Chinese/American cinema? -- Remaking the past, interrupting the present: the spaces of technology and futurity in contemporary Chinese blockbusters -- Multiple-screen realities
Summary "With the burgeoning interest in Chinese film, this interdisciplinary collection investigates how new technologies, changing production constraints and shifting viewing practices have shaped perceptions of Chinese screen cultures. Futures of Chinese Cinema contains essays by international scholars considering new directions in Chinese cinema. After the devastation of the economic crisis, the uncertainty of the Hong Kong handover and the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the late twentieth century and beyond has seen the emergence of a number of fresh new works from the region's film-makers. For the first time, scholars from film studies, media studies, history and sociology have been brought together in their focus on the concepts of technology and temporality in these films. The book is innovative in its approach by arguing for a broadening of Chinese screen cultures to account for new technologies of screening--from computers and digital video to smaller screens (including mobile phones). It also examines time and technology in both popular blockbusters and independent, art films"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Motion pictures -- China -- History
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- China
Motion picture industry -- China
Motion picture industry.
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Performing Arts.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Khoo, Olivia, editor.
Metzger, Sean, 1973- editor.
ISBN 9781841503455