Directory of World Cinema: China 2

Edited by Gary Bettinson

Directory of World Cinema: China 2

Edited by Gary Bettinson

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

300 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 9
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9781783204007 Published August 2015
Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theater chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China’s powerhouse film industry. Yet Chinese cinema has had few crossover hits in recent years to match the success of such earlier films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of Flying Daggers; and Kung Fu Hustle. Yet even overseas revenue for Chinese movies has dwindled, domestic market growth has surged year after year. Indeed, annual production output remains healthy, and the daily expansion of screens in second-or third-tier cities attracts audiences whose tastes favor domestic films over foreign imports.

A survey of a vibrant—and expanding—industry, Directory of World Cinema: China 2 examines, among other themes, China’s desire for success and fulfillment in the United States, as well as the extensive history of representing China—and the Chinese in America—on US movie screens. With contributions from some of the leading academics in the field, this volume will be essential reading for all fans of Chinese film.
Contents
Aknowledgements
 
Introduction by the Editor
 
Chinese Film Festivals
 
Contemporary Taiwanese Cinema
 
Recent Taiwanese Cinema
 
Early Hong Kong Cinema
 
Stars
Leslie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
Stephen Chow
Alexander Fu Sheng
Bruce Lee
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Ruan Lingyu
Jimmy Wang Yu
Michelle Yeoh
 
Directors: Mainland China
Jia Zhangke
Lou Ye
Zhang Yimou
 
Directors: Taiwan
Ang Lee
Edward Yang
 
Directors: Hong Kong
Peter Chan Ho-Sun
King Hu
Pang Ho-Cheung
Wan Hoi-Ling
Yonfan
 
Drama: Mainland China
Reviews
 
Drama: Hong Kong and Taiwan
Reviews
 
Queer Chinese Cinema
Essays
Reviews
 
Kung-Fu and Wuxia Pian
Reviews
 
Heroic Bloodshed and Crime Cinema
Reviews
 
Comedy/Musical
Reviews
 
Recommended Reading
 
Chinese Cinema Online
 
Test Your Knowledge
 
Notes on Contributers
 
Filmography
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