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Globalization and Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Zhang Yimou's Genre Films

Authors: Zhou, Xuelin

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  • Assess the challenges facing the contemporary Chinese cinema industry
  • Examines the strategies and practices that Chinese cinema adopts to respond to Hollywood's presence
  • Considers how non-Hollywood cinemas can cater to a cross-cultural/cross-regional audience by blending local elements with global ones.
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This pivot considers key transformations within the Chinese film industry since the country opened its doors to the outside world in the late 1970s, and moved from an ideologically-centred censorship system to one of contestation and cooperation between politics, art and market. Focusing on Zhang Yimou, arguably one of China’s most innovative and controversial filmmakers and directors, the author addresses the challenges faced by contemporary Chinese cinema in the face of Hollywood dominance, notably making genre films in an increasingly globalized context, and the necessary compromises between the local and global, the national and the international. Through a combination of textual analysis and context study, it examines action-oriented films Zhang made as responses to a rapidly changing film market and industry.

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Dr Xuelin Zhou is Senior Lecturer in Media, Film and Television Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5108-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Book Subtitle
Zhang Yimou's Genre Films
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4328-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4328-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4327-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5108-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 132
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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