This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Chinese cinema's unprecedented growth in the last decade invites new considerations about the state of this vibrant industry. In this expanded second edition, The Chinese Cinema Book addresses important developments in digital technology, documentary filmmaking, and censorship, propaganda and film policy, as they relate to one of the fastest growing cinemas in the world. -- Olivia Khoo, Associate Professor, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia
The Chinese Cinema Book is sure to be a standard textbook for Chinese cinema studies. It systematically explores the rich and kaleidoscopic history of Chinese cinemas and covers key and up-to-date theories in the field. A must-read for anyone interested in Chinese cinema studies. -- Yongchun Fu, Associate Professor of Zhejiang Unviersity Ningbo Institute of Technology, China.