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Chinese Literature and Culture in the World

Craziness and Carnival in Neo-Noir Chinese Cinema

Authors: Kuoshu, Harry H.

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  • Considers the cultural implications of the popularity of low-budget film Crazy Stone
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to analysis of contemporary Chinese cinema
  • Provides a nuanced genre study of Chinese neo noir
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Craziness and Carnival in Neo-Noir Chinese Cinema offers an in-depth discussion of the “stone phenomenon” in Chinese film production and cinematic discourses triggered by the extraordinary success of the 2006 low-budget film, Crazy Stone. Surveying the nuanced implications of the film noir genre, Harry Kuoshu argues that global neo noir maintains a mediascape of references, borrowings, and re-workings and explores various social and cultural issues that constitute this Chinese episode of neo noir. Combining literary explorations of carnival, postmodernism, and post-socialism, Kuoshu advocates for neo noir as a cultural phenomenon that connects filmmakers, film critics, and film audiences rather than an industrial genre.


About the authors

Harry H. Kuoshu is Herring Endowed Chair in Asian Studies and Film Studies at Furman University, USA, where he teaches courses on Chinese film, literature, culture and language. In addition to scholarly articles, he is the author of Lightness of Being in China (1999), Celluloid China (2002), and Metro Movies: Cinematic Urbanism in Post-Mao China (2011).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Craziness and Carnival in Neo-Noir Chinese Cinema
Authors
Series Title
Chinese Literature and Culture in the World
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73081-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73081-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73080-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Number of Illustrations
15 illustrations in colour
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