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Directory of World Cinema: China 2
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ISBN 9781783204007
Paperback 300 pages
Published December 2014
Imprint: Intellect
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Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theater chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China’s powerhouse film industry. Yet Chinese cinema has had few crossover hits in recent years to match the success of such earlier films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, and Kung Fu Hustle. Although overseas revenue for Chinese movies has dwindled, domestic market growth surges year after year. Indeed, annual production output remains healthy, and the daily expansion of screens in second or third-tier cities attracts audiences whose tastes favor domestic films over foreign imports.

A survey of a vibrant—and expanding—industry, Directory of World Cinema: China 2 examines, among other themes, China’s desire for success and fulfillment in the United States as well as the extensive history of representing China—and the Chinese in America—on US movie screens. With contributions from some of the leading academics in the field, this volume will be essential reading for all fans of Chinese film. 

List of contributors:
John Berra
Chris Berry
Gary Bettinson
David Bordwell
Frank Bren
William Brown
Evans Chan
Kenneth Chan
Yun-hua Chen
Rey Chow
David Desser
Wimal Dissanayake
Lin Feng
Andrew Grossman
Ken E. Hall
Brian Hu
Leon Hunt
Law Kar
Olivia Khoo
Charles Leary
Vivian Lee
Helen Hok-Sze Leung
Leung Wing-fai
Lin Yiping
Gina Marchetti
Daniel Martin
Fran Martin
David Martin-Jones
Gary Needham
Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley
Bérénice Reynaud
David Sterritt
Lisa Odham Stokes
Julian Stringer
James Udden
Clemens von Haselberg
Julian Ward
Tony Williams
Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong

'With in-depth articles on prominent film stars and directors, this hefty book (330 pages) is a great resource for those in the academic field or just curious minds who want to know about Asian film beyond the box-office hits.' – Agne Serpytyte, The Asian Cinema Blog

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