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New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations

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New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations examines the "search for roots" films that emerged from China in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. Sheila Cornelius contextualizes the films of the so-called Fifth Generation directors who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, and Tian Zhuangzhuan. Including close analysis of such ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 6th 2002 by Wallflower Press (first published February 15th 2002)
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May 17, 2008 Ed rated it liked it
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Not written for academics it is very accessible--possibly too much so for long time fans of Hong Kong/PRC/Taiwan movies who may have already assimiliated much of the information the author presents. On the other hand it isn't necessary to wade through yet another set of discussions of semiotics, structuralism, neo-Marxism and pre-post-modernism (I just made that one up) for those who find that insalubrious and which most academic oriented texts include

It has a chapter on cultural history topics
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