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Chinese Literature and Culture in the World

Ideology and Utopia in China's New Wave Cinema

Globalization and Its Chinese Discontents

Authors: Wang, Xiaoping

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  • Provides a rigorous critique of China’s new independent cinema
  • Studies the political, cultural and societal landscape of post-socialist China
  • Utilizes a Marxist perspective to unpack the problematic cultural politics of new wave films
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Ideology and Utopia in China’s New Wave Cinema investigates the ways in which New Wave filmmakers represent China in this age of neoliberal reform. Analyzing this paradigm shift in independent cinema, this text explores the historicity of the cinematic form and its cultural-political visions. Through a close reading of the narrative strategy of key films in New Wave Cinema, Xiaoping Wang studies the movement’s impact on film, literature, culture and politics.



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Xiaoping Wang is Chair Professor of Chinese Studies at Huaqiao University, China. He has published more than 100 research articles on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture and critical theory.


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“With Ideology and Utopia in China’s New Wave Cinema, Xiaoping Wang offers a nuanced and ground-breaking examination of the collective known as the Sixth Generation and their remarkable films. By positioning this body of work within the context of globalization, Wang peels away the complex layers of social questions that filmmakers like Wang Xiaoshuai and Jia Zhangke have engaged with, while offering fresh new insights into the cultural field in contemporary China.” (Michael Berry, Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, UCLA, USA, and author of Jia Zhangke’s Hometown Trilogy, 2009)

“In this outstanding and original study, Xiaoping Wang examines many of the Chinese films celebrated in the West in recent decades, giving readers a deeper understanding of their social contexts and effects. Challenging the common view of scholars and critics who celebrate this cinema as politically subversive, he offers a trenchant Marxist critique of the ways these films, despite their apparent style of social realism, ultimately are complicit in the bourgeois neoliberalism that has extended its global reach into China.” (Jason McGrath, Associate Professor of Asian Languages & Literatures and Moving Image & Media Studies at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA, and the author of Postsocialist Modernity: Chinese Cinema, Literature, and Criticism in the Market Age, 2008)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ideology and Utopia in China's New Wave Cinema
Book Subtitle
Globalization and Its Chinese Discontents
Authors
Series Title
Chinese Literature and Culture in the World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91140-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91140-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91139-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 265
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations
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