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Author Chiu, Kuei-fen, auhor.

Title New Chinese-language documentaries : ethics, subject and place / Kuei-fen Chiu and Yingjin Zhang
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Media, culture, and social change in Asia series
Media, culture, and social change in Asia series.
Contents Introduction: new Chinese-language documentaries -- Part I: History and politics -- The history of documentary filmmaking in mainland China -- The vision and voice of new Taiwan documentary -- Part II: Theory and ethics -- Independent documentary and social theories of space and locality -- Subject to movement: Wu Wenguang and the ethics of self -- Part III: Subject and gender -- New subjectivities in women's documentary films -- The other as interlocutor: "voices of the people" in Taiwan's documentaries -- Part IV: Place and migration -- Empowering place: Jia Zhangke's post-nostalgic assemblage of Shanghai -- Migration documentaries and the vision of cosmopolitanism -- Part V: Exhibition and circulation -- Taiwan documentary in the international arena -- The circulation of mainland Chinese independent documentary
Summary "Documentary film-making is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in China, with many independent film-makers producing documentaries on a range of sensitive socio-political matters, often bringing a strongly ethical approach. This book outlines the development of documentary film-making in mainland China and Taiwan, contrasts independent documentaries with official state productions, considers the production and distribution of independent documentary film-makers, and discusses the range and content of the documentaries. The book demonstrates the success of Chinese independent documentary film-making, often winning award-winning titles and appearing at international film festivals"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Filmography: pages 215-220
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 9, 2015)
Subject Documentary films -- China -- History -- 21st century
Documentary films -- Taiwan -- History -- 21st century
Documentary films.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Zhang, Yingjin, author.
ISBN 1315858517