Politics, Popularity and State of the Arts
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Cinema Taiwan by Darrell William Davis
Book DescriptionFollowing the recent success of Taiwanese film directors, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, Ang Lee and Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese film is raising its profile in contemporary cinema. This collection presents an exciting and ambitious foray into the cultural politics of contemporary Taiwan film that goes beyond the auterist mode, the nation-state argument and vestiges of the New Cinema. Cinema Taiwan considers the complex problems of popularity, conflicts between transnational capital and local practice, non-fiction and independent filmmaking as emerging modes of address, and new possibilities of forging vibrant film cultures embedded in national (identity) politics, gender/sexuality and community activism. Insightful and challenging, the essays in this collection will attract attention to a globally significant field of cultural production and will appeal to readers from the areas of film studies, cultural studies and Chinese culture and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415412582
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Darrell William Davis
Darrell William Davis is Senior lecturer at the School of Media, Film & Theatre, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Ru-Shou Robert Chen is Associate Professor at the Department of Radio-Television, National Chengchi University.
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