Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics
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392pp. January 2005
Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics
Editor: Lu, Sheldon; Yeh, Emilie Yueh-yu;
Choice Outstanding Academic Title

This volume, the most comprehensive work to date on Chinese film, explores the manifold dimensions of the subject and highlights areas overlooked in previous studies. Leading scholars take up issues and topics covering the entire range of Chinese cinema. Their cross-cultural engagements with individual films, accomplished with an acute sense of chronology and history, tackle questions and issues related to historiography, poetics, aesthetics, genres, and directorial styles; at the same time, they address the economics of film production and consumption as well as the cultural politics of globalization, identity, subjectivity, nationality, citizenship, and gender formation as embodied in filmic texts.

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Contributors: Chris Berry, David Bordwell, Stephen Yiu-wai Chu, Shuqin Cui, Darrell W. Davis, David Desser, Mary Farquhar, Xiaoping Lin, Sheldon H. Lu, Thomas Luk, Gina Marchetti, Shiao-ying Shen, Meiling Wu, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Zhen Zhang.

"This outstanding collection is the definitive scholarly work on contemporary Chinese film. Essential." —Choice (November 2005)
Editor: Lu, Sheldon; Yeh, Emilie Yueh-yu;
Sheldon H. Lu is professor of comparative literature and film studies at the University of California, Davis. Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh is associate professor of film studies and associate director of the David Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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