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Taiwan Cinema, Memory, and Modernity

Authors: Chang, I-chu

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  • Examines contemporary Taiwanese cinema and its place within both Asia and the wider film making world
  • Analyses how these films represent the socio-political transition in the changing cross-strait relation between Taiwan and Mainland China
  • Discusses how these films represent nomadic unban middle class, displaced transnational migrant workers, perplexed sexual dissidents in anticipating a transnational social sphere connecting Taiwan, Asia, and global Chinese communities
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This book investigates the aesthetics and politics of Post/Taiwan-New-Cinema by examining fifteen movies by six directors and frequent award winners in international film festivals. The book considers the works of such prominent directors as Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-liang and Chang Tsuo-chi and their influence on Asian films, as well as emergent phenomenal directors such as Wei Te-sheng, Zero Chou, and Chung Mong-hong. It also explores the possibility of transnational and trans-local social sphere in the interstices of layered colonial legacies, nation-state domination, and global capitalism. Considering Taiwan cinema in the wake of globalization, it analyses how these films represent the socio-political transition among multiple colonial legacies, global capitalism, and the changing cross-strait relation between Taiwan and the Mainland China. The book discusses how these films represent nomadic urban middle class, displaced transnational migrant workers, roaming children and young gangsters, and explores how the continuity/disjuncture of globalization has not only carved into historical and personal memories and individual bodies, but also influenced the transnational production modes and marketing strategies of cinema.

About the authors

Ivy I-chu Chang is Professor and the former provost of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She was a visiting scholar and Fulbright scholar at New York University in 2006 and 2011-12, a recipient of MOST Grant (1997-2019), Mackay Canadian Studies Award, and Asian Cultural Council Award. She is the co-editor and chapter contributor of a book, Transnational Performance, Identity, and Mobility in Asia (Palgrave, 2018) and is the author of such monographs as Queer Performativity and Performance (2010); and Global Time-Space, Bodies and Memories: Taiwan New Cinema and its Influence (2015).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Chang, Ivy I-chu

    Pages 1-18

  • The Visible and the Invisible: Edward Yang’s Taipei Trilogy

    Chang, Ivy I-chu

    Pages 19-41

  • The Ruin, Body, and Time-Image in Tsai Ming-liang’s Films: The Wayward Cloud, What Time Is It There, and I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

    Chang, Ivy I-chu

    Pages 43-80

  • Colonial Reminiscence, Japanophilia Trend, and Taiwanese Grassroots Imagination in Cape No. 7

    Chang, Ivy I-chu

    Pages 81-123

  • Mourning Love: Queer Performativity and Transformation in Zero Chou’s Spider Lilies and Splendid Float

    Chang, Ivy I-chu

    Pages 125-159

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taiwan Cinema, Memory, and Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3567-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3567-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3566-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 279
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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