Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China
By (author) Tonglin Lu
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Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China by Tonglin Lu
Book DescriptionThis book is a cultural study of New Wave cinema that considers the experience of modernity and modernization in Taiwan and mainland China. While following separate paths, Taiwan and China have rapidly modernized, economically and culturally, since 1949. Despite differences in the political, social and economic systems of these countries, the process of modernization in both have challenged traditional cultural norms. Tonglin Lu examines how differences in cultural formation between Taiwan and China have influenced reactions to modernity and how cultural identity has taken different forms on both sides of the Taiwan straits. She illustrates how these differences in the experience of modernity are expressed through analysis of paradigmatic films produced in both countries, with a particular emphasis on their formal experiments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521037273
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films.
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