A Companion to Chinese Cinema is a collection of original essays written by experts in a range of disciplines that provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and current state of Chinese cinema.
Represents the most comprehensive coverage of Chinese cinema to dateApplies a multidisciplinary approach that maps the expanding field of Chinese cinema in bold and definitive waysDraws attention to previously neglected areas such as diasporic filmmaking, independent documentary, film styles and techniques, queer aesthetics, star studies, film and other arts or mediaFeatures several chapters that explore China s new market economy, government policy, and industry practice, placing the intricate relationship between film and politics in a historical and international contextIncludes overviews of Chinese film studies in Chinese and English publications
Yingjin Zhang is Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He is the author of The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (1996), Screening China (2002), Chinese National Cinema (2004), and Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China (2010); co-author of Encyclopedia of Chinese Film (1998); editor of China in a Polycentric World (1998) and Cinema and Urban Culture in Shanghai, 1922-1943 (1999); and co-editor of From Underground to Independent (2006) and Chinese Film Stars (2010).
Acknowledgments viii List of Figures ix List of Tables xiii List of Contributors xiv 1 General Introduction 1 Yingjin Zhang Part I History and Geography 23 2 Transplanting Melodrama: Observations on the Emergence of Early Chinese Narrative Film 25 Zhang Zhen 3 Artists, Cadres, and Audiences: Chinese Socialist Cinema, 1949 1978 42 Paul Clark 4 Directors, Aesthetics, Genres: Chinese Postsocialist Cinema, 1979 2010 57 Yingjin Zhang 5 Hong Kong Cinema Before 1980 75 Robert Chi 6 The Hong Kong New Wave 95 Gina Marchetti 7 Gender Negotiation in Song Cunshou s Story of Mother and Taiwan Cinema of the Early 1970s 118 James Wicks 8 Second Coming: The Legacy of Taiwan New Cinema 133 Darrell William Davis Part II Industry and Institution 151 9 Propaganda and Censorship in Chinese Cinema 153 Matthew D. Johnson 10 Chinese Media Capital in Global Context 179 Michael Curtin 11 Film and Society in China: The Logic of the Market 197 Stanley Rosen 12 Vulnerable Chinese Stars: From Xizi to Film Worker 218 Sabrina Qiong Yu 13 Ports of Entry: Mapping Chinese Cinema s Multiple Trajectories at International Film Festivals 239 Nikki J. Y. Lee and Julian Stringer Part III Genre and Representation 263 14 In Search of Chinese Film Style(s) and Technique(s) 265 James Udden 15 Film Genre and Chinese Cinema: A Discourse of Film and Nation 284 Stephen Teo 16 Performing Documentation: Wu Wenguang and the Performative Turn of New Chinese Documentary 299 Qi Wang 17 Chinese Women s Cinema 318 Lingzhen Wang 18 From Urban Films to Urban Cinema: The Emergence of a Critical Concept 346 Yomi Braester Part IV Arts and Media 359 19 The Intertwinement of Chinese Film and Literature: Choices and Strategies in Adaptations 361 Liyan Qin 20 Diary of a Homecoming: (Dis-)Inhabiting the Theatrical in Postwar Shanghai Cinema 377 Weihong Bao 21 Cinema and the Visual Arts of China 400 Jerome Silbergeld 22 From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight: Some Notes on Music in Chinese Cinema 417 Jerome Silbergeld 23 Cross-Fertilization in Chinese Cinema and Television: A Strategic Turn in Cultural Policy 429 Ying Zhu and Bruce Robinson 24 Chinese Cinema and Technology 449 Gary G. Xu Part V Issues and Debates 467 25 Chinese Film Scholarship in Chinese 469 Chen Xihe 26 Chinese Film Scholarship in English 484 Chris Berry 27 The Return of the Repressed: Masculinity and Sexuality Reconsidered 499 Shuqin Cui 28 Homosexuality and Queer Aesthetics 518 Helen Hok-Sze Leung 29 Alter-centering Chinese Cinema: The Diasporic Formation 535 Yiman Wang 30 The Absent American: Figuring the United States in Chinese Cinema of the Reform Era 552 Michael Berry Bibliography 575 Filmography 628 Index 655