New Chinese Language Documentaries

New Chinese Language Documentaries

This book identifies notable similarities and crucial differences between new Chinese-language documentaries in mainland China and Taiwan.

Author: Kuei-fen Chiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138577901

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Page: 252

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Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable similarities and crucial differences between new Chinese-language documentaries in mainland China and Taiwan. It outlines how documentary filmmaking has developed, contrasts independent documentaries with dominant official state productions, considers how independent documentary filmmakers go about their work, including the work of exhibiting their films and connecting with audiences, and discusses the content of their documentaries, showing how the filmmakers portray a wide range of subject matter regarding places and people, and how they deal with particular issues including the underprivileged, migrants and women in an ethical way. Throughout the book demonstrates how successful Chinese-language independent documentary filmmaking is, with many appearances at international film festivals and a growing number of award-winning titles.
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New Chinese Language Documentaries

New Chinese Language Documentaries

defining independent documentary in mainland China. Consisting of her interviews with eleven pioneers as well as her articles and essays, Lü's Chinese book unambiguously announces a “new documentary movement” (xin jilu yundong) that ...

Author: Kuei-fen Chiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317936954

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable similarities and crucial differences between new Chinese-language documentaries in mainland China and Taiwan. It outlines how documentary filmmaking has developed, contrasts independent documentaries with dominant official state productions, considers how independent documentary filmmakers go about their work, including the work of exhibiting their films and connecting with audiences, and discusses the content of their documentaries, showing how the filmmakers portray a wide range of subject matter regarding places and people, and how they deal with particular issues including the underprivileged, migrants and women in an ethical way. Throughout the book demonstrates how successful Chinese-language independent documentary filmmaking is, with many appearances at international film festivals and a growing number of award-winning titles.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ecology and Chinese Language Cinema

Ecology and Chinese Language Cinema

Scholars speak of a 'New Chinese Documentary Film Movement' in mainland China as well as 'New Chineselanguage Documentaries' in the Greater China area. In mainland China, this new kind of documentary practice is different from ...

Author: Sheldon H. Lu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000697872

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present. The ten chapters examine films with ecological significance in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including documentaries, feature films, blockbusters and independent productions. Covering not only well-known works, such as Under the Dome, Wolf Totem, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracts, and Mermaid, this book also provides analysis of less well-known but critically important works, such as Anchorage Prohibited, Luzon, and Three Flower/Tri-Color. The unique perspectives this book provides, along with the comprehensive engagement with existing Chinese and English scholarship, not only extend the scope of the growing field of ecocinematic studies, but also seeks to reform the means through which Chinese-language eco-films are understood in the years to come. Ecology and Chinese-Language Ecocinema will be of huge interest to students and scholars in the fields of Chinese cinema, environmental studies, media and communication studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Chinese Cinema Book

The Chinese Cinema Book

Kuei-fen Chiu, 'The Vision and Voice of New Taiwan Documentary', in Kuei-fen Chiu and Yingjin Zhang (eds), New Chinese-language Documentaries: Ethics, Subject and Place (New York: Routledge, 2015), pp. 42–43.

Author: Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.
Categories: Performing Arts

Filming the Everyday

Filming the Everyday

Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, and Lisa Rofel, eds., The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record (Hong Kong: ... Chinese scholarship as well, see Kuei-fen Chiu and Yingjin Zhang, New Chinese-Language Documentaries: Ethics, ...

Author: Paul G. Pickowicz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442270251

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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This cutting-edge book examines the rapidly developing scene of Chinese independent documentary, arguably the most courageous player in contemporary Chinese visual culture. The authors explore two areas that are of special interest to China studies and film studies, respectively: (1) filming the everyday in twenty-first-century China to foreground contestation and diversity and (2) exploring the aesthetic of remembering in an embodied documentary practice, which turns the gaze on artists themselves and encourages the viewer’s engagement with the filmed subjects and environment. Highlighting documentary contestation in China, the book traces its cacophony of expressions, some of it featuring confrontations with domineering elites, some of it highlighting negotiations among the independent filmmakers themselves. Their goal is not a “movement” that seeks to establish and impose a single truth, but rather a creative dynamic that fosters a community of tolerance and respects diverse forms of expression. Independent documentary is quite literally a moving target that is witnessing ongoing and widening diversity and complexity when it comes to directors, themes, aesthetics, human subjects, audiences, and impact. The authors stress the enormous potential of cultural production that features non-elites (including amateurs) and that dwells on the everyday, the bottom up, the grassroots, the seemingly mundane, and the apparently marginal. The book’s emphasis on contemporary issues and its discussion of aesthetic experiments will appeal to all readers interested in China’s culture, media, politics, and society.
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Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Chinese Language Film : Historiography , Poetics , Politics . Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press ... Wei diceng nahan de xinjilupian " HÆ E APA Fid H ( The new documentaries speaking out for the lower class ) . Dongfang 6 : 75–77 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133497037

Category: Arts, Chinese

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Categories: Arts, Chinese

Ecology and Chinese Language Cinema

Ecology and Chinese Language Cinema

This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032087897

Category: Documentary films

Page: 244

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This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present. The ten chapters examine films with ecological significance in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including documentaries, feature films, blockbusters and independent productions. Covering not only well-known works, such as Under the Dome, Wolf Totem, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracts, and Mermaid, this book also provides analysis of less well-known but critically important works, such as Anchorage Prohibited, Luzon, and Three Flower/Tri-Color. The unique perspectives this book provides, along with the comprehensive engagement with existing Chinese and English scholarship, not only extend the scope of the growing field of ecocinematic studies, but also seeks to reform the means through which Chinese-language eco-films are understood in the years to come. Ecology and Chinese-Language Ecocinema will be of huge interest to students and scholars in the fields of Chinese cinema, environmental studies, media and communication studies.
Categories: Documentary films

Made in China

Made in China

An English - language documentary , “ In Search of China , ” giving fresh understanding of the New China , is being broadcast on PBS in the United States and syndicated internationally . It is the story of how the Chinese themselves ...

Author: Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Publisher: TV Books Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015049648671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Kuhn has created in Made in China: Voices from the New Revolution, a candid, complex portrait of China today.".
Categories: Business & Economics

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature surveys topics under four categories: history and geography, genre and types, cultures and media, and issues and debates.

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118451618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas. Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wang Bing s Filmmaking of the China Dream

Wang Bing s Filmmaking of the China Dream

This volume offers an organic discussion of Wang Bing's filmmaking across China's marginal spaces and against the backdrop of the state-sanctioned 'China Dream'.

Author: Elena Pollacchi

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ISBN: 9463721835

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Page: 246

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This volume offers an organic discussion of Wang Bing's filmmaking across China's marginal spaces and against the backdrop of the state-sanctioned 'China Dream'. Wang's work has contemporary China as its focus and testifies to the country's contradictions, not dissimilar to those of contemporary societies dealing with issues of inequality, labour, and migration. Without being an activist, Wang Bing gives voice to the subaltern. His internationally awarded documentaries are recognized as world masterpieces. His unique aesthetics bears references to film masters, therefore this investigation goes beyond the divide between Western and non-Western film traditions. Each chapter takes a different articulation of space (spaces of labour, spaces of history, spaces of memory) as its entry point bringing together film and documentary studies, Chinese studies, and studies in globalization issues. This volume benefits from the author's extensive conversation with Wang Bing and from insider's observations of film production and the film festival circuit.
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