The Chinese Cinema Book
The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to 1949; The Forgotten...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by British Film Institute
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This is incredibly useful because it organizes both the history of Chinese cinema and the history of Chinese cinema studies. When I read it, it gave context to all of the separate different readings on the subject I'd done over the years, and it helped me to understand everything much more than I previously had.