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Taiwan Film Directors by Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
Book DescriptionFocusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers-Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang-the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231128995
(216mm x 165mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
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East Asian cinema is a growing industry, producing films popular all over the world. This book gives an account of East Asian cinema, its successes and challenges. It also examines how local production has responded to global trends and explores the effects of widespread de-regulation and China's accession to the World Trade Organisation.
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Author Biography - Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh is associate professor of cinema studies in the Department of Cinema-Television and associate director of the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is the author of Phantom of the Music: Song and Narration in Chinese-language Cinema and the coeditor of Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics. Darrell William Davis is senior lecturer at the School of Theatre, Film, and Dance at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is the author of Picturing Japaneseness: Monumental Style, National Identity, Japanese Film.
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