Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play a significant role, this book discusses various types of Chinese documentaries, under both the planned and the market economy. It especially explores the relationship between documentaries and society, showing how, under the market economy, although the government continues to use the genre as propaganda to promote its ideologies and policies, documentaries are being used as a medium where public concerns and alternative voices can be heard.

Buy Chinese Documentaries book by Yingchi Chu from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415375702
ISBN-10: 0415375703
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Chinese Documentaries book by Yingchi Chu and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Yingchi Chu

Yingchi Chu is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She has published journals and book chapters on Chinese media, and is the author of Hong Kong Cinema: Coloniser, Motherland and Self (2003).

Books By Author Yingchi Chu

Hong Kong Cinema by Yingchi Chu

Hong Kong Cinema

Paperback, August 2009
$63.89
Chinese Documentaries by Yingchi Chu

Chinese Documentaries

Paperback, April 2009
$63.89