Chinese National Cinema

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Taylor & Francis, May 21, 2004 - Performing Arts - 344 pages
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This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time.

As well as exploring artistic achievements and ideological debates, Yingjin Zhang examines how - despite the pressures placed on the industry from state control and rigid censorship - Chinese national cinema remains incapable of projecting a single unified picture, but rather portrays many different Chinas.

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Yingjin Zhang is director of the Chinese Studies Program and professor of Chinese comparative literature and cultural studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of seven academic books in English.

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