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Directory of World Cinema: China
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ISBN 9781841505589
Paperback 232 pages
240x174mm
Published March 2012
Imprint: Intellect
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Edited by Gary Bettinson

Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China, with particular attention to the achievements of prolific industry figures, the burgeoning independent sector, and the embrace of avant-garde practices of art cinema. Spanning a variety of characteristic genres, including horror, heroic bloodshed, romantic comedy, and kung-fu, reviews cover individual titles in considerable depth and are accompanied by a selection of full-colour film stills. A comprehensive filmography and a bibliography of recommended reading complete this essential companion to Chinese cinema.

List of contributors:

Bruce Bennett
Gary Bettinson
Adam Bingham
Frank Bren
Esther MK Cheung
Cheung Tit Leung
Lin Feng
Kenneth E Hall
Marisa C Hayes
Mette Hjort
Brian Hu
Law Kar
Leung Wing-Fai
Song Hwee Lim
Bey Logan
Grace Mak
Gary Needham
Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley
Jeff Smith
David Sterritt
Lisa Odham Stokes
James Udden
Tony Williams

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