Ideology and Utopia in China s New Wave Cinema

Ideology and Utopia in China s New Wave Cinema

Analyzing this paradigm shift in independent cinema, this text explores the historicity of the cinematic form and its cultural-political visions.

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319911403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

China in the Age of Global Capitalism

China in the Age of Global Capitalism

Jia has now become the defining name of contemporary Chinese cinema, yet the
new wave cinema” produced by the Sixth-Generation ... the collective socialist
theater to an individualistic (and essentially bourgeois in my view) cinema, which
is but its ideological fantasy;” rather, it is ... 3 Wang Xiaoping, Ideology and Utopia
in China's New Wave Cinema: Globalization and Its Chinese Discontents, New ...

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000702439

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Jia Zhangke is praised as “the most internationally prominent and celebrated figure of the Six-Generation of Chinese filmmakers”. This book provides an examination the content and forms of Jia’s featured films and analyzes their merits and faults. Jia’s films often narrate the lives of ordinary Chinese people against the backdrop of the political-economic changes. The author conducts an in-depth analysis of how this change have ferociously impinged upon the characters’ living conditions since China integrated itself with the world economy in the high tide of accelerated globalization since the 1970s. The author focuses on discussing the “politics of dignity” expressed by Jia’s allegorical renditions to explore the director’s political unconsciousness and cultural-political notions. This book maps ten of Jia Zhangke’s films onto three major themes: Jia’s filmmaking and China in the market society; truth claims and political unconscious; “post-socialist modernity” in the age of globalization. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese film studies, as well as other disciplines, such as political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.
Categories: Social Science

The Chinese Cinema Book

The Chinese Cinema Book

Fang, Karen, Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film (Stanford, CA:
Stanford University Press, 2017). ... Wang, Xiaoping, Ideology and Utopia in
China's New Wave Cinema: Globalization and Its Chinese Discontents (New
York: ...

Author: Song Hwee Lim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781911239550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This revised and updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of cinema in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as to disaporic and transnational Chinese film-making, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Chapters by leading international scholars are grouped in thematic sections addressing key historical periods, film movements, genres, stars and auteurs, and the industrial and technological contexts of cinema in Greater China.
Categories: Performing Arts

Postsocialist Conditions

Postsocialist Conditions

In Postsocialist Conditions: Idea and History in China's "Independent Cinema," 1988-2008, WANG Xiaoping offers a comprehensive survey and trenchant critique of China's "Independent Cinema" by the sixth-generation auteurs.

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: Ideas, History, and Modern Chi

ISBN: 9004385541

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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In Postsocialist Conditions: Idea and History in China's "Independent Cinema," 1988-2008, WANG Xiaoping offers a comprehensive survey and trenchant critique of China's "Independent Cinema" by the sixth-generation auteurs. By showing the multi-valence of the postsocialist conditions in contemporary Chinese society, their films articulate a new cultural-political logic in postsocialist China, which is also the logic of the market in this era of neoliberal transformation, brought about by the forces of marketization since the late 1980s. The directors laudably show the spirits of humanism and the humanitarian concerns of the underclass, yet the shortage and repudiation of class analysis prohibits the artists from exploring the social contradictions and the cause of class restructuration.
Categories: Social Science

Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms

Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms

Cultural Fever, Avant-garde Fiction, and the New Chinese Cinema Xudong
Zhang, Hsü-tung Chang ... Not without problems , aesthetic as well as political ,
the Chinese new wave has been maneuvering and negotiating amidst different
social , historical ... This no - man ' s - land , as we see in the two film texts
discussed in chapters 10 and 11 , has to be viewed as both a utopia and an
ideological fantasy .

Author: Xudong Zhang

Publisher: Post-Contemporary Intervention

ISBN: UVA:X004092431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 431

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Blending history and theory, Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms offers both a historical narrative and a critical analysis of the cultural visions and experiences of China's post-Mao era. In this volume, Xudong Zhang rethinks Chinese modernism as a historical genre that arose in response to the historical experience of Chinese modernity rather than as an autonomous aesthetic movement. He identifies the ideologies of literary and cultural styles in the New Era (1979–1989) through a critical reading of the various “new waves” of Chinese literature, film, and intellectual discourse. In examining the aesthetic and philosophical formulations of the New Era's intellectual elites, Zhang first analyzes the intense cultural and intellectual debates, known as the “Great Cultural Discussion” or “Cultural Fever” that took place in Chinese urban centers in the mid- and late 1980s. Chinese literary modernism is then explored, specifically in relation to Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms and with a focus on the changing literary sensibility and avant-garde writers such as Yu Hua, Ge Fei, and Su Tong. Lastly, Zhang looks at the the making of New Chinese Cinema and films such as Yellow Earth, Horse Thief, and King of the Children—films through which Fifth Generation filmmakers first developed a style independent from socialist realism. By tracing the origins and contemporary elaboration of the idea of Chinese modernism, Zhang identifies the discourse of modernism as one of the decisive formal articulations of the social dynamism and cultural possibilities of post-Mao China. Capturing the historical experience and the cultural vision of China during a crucial decade in its emergence as a world power, Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms will interest students and scholars of modernism, Chinese literature and history, film studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contending for the Chinese Modern

Contending for the Chinese Modern

In Contending for the "Chinese Modern", Xiaoping Wang studies the writing of fiction in 1940s China.

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: Ideas, History, and Modern Chi

ISBN: 9004398627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 604

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In Contending for the "Chinese Modern", Xiaoping Wang studies the writing of fiction in 1940s China. It makes critical reappraisements of some famed Chinese writers, and sheds fresh lights on the theoretical issues pertaining to the problematic of plural modernities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Age of New Waves

The Age of New Waves

Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization James Tweedie ... the tenuous
balance of several competing ideologies—a naming system that pinpointed the
difference between generations seemed like a logical and ... Inscribed in the
history of the China's new wave and ... Still rooted in the traumatic and utopian
history of their nation but also free agents in the international marketplace, the
filmmakers of ...

Author: James Tweedie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199858293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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The Age of New Waves examines the origins of the concept of the "new wave" in 1950s France and the proliferation of new waves in world cinema over the past three decades. The book suggests that youth, cities, and the construction of a global market have been the catalysts for the cinematic new waves of the past half century. It begins by describing the enthusiastic engagement between French nouvelle vague filmmakers and a globalizing American cinema and culture during the modernization of France after World War II. It then charts the growing and ultimately explosive disenchantment with the aftermath of that massive social, economic, and spatial transformation in the late 1960s. Subsequent chapters focus on films and visual culture from Taiwan and contemporary mainland China during the 1980s and 1990s, and they link the recent propagation of new waves on the international film festival circuit to the "economic miracles" and consumer revolutions accompanying the process of globalization. While it travels from France to East Asia, the book follows the transnational movement of a particular model of cinema organized around mise en scène--or the interaction of bodies, objects, and spaces within the frame--rather than montage or narrative. The "master shot" style of directors like Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Ming-Liang, and Jia Zhangke has reinvented a crucial but overlooked tendency in new wave film, and this cinema of mise en scène has become a key aesthetic strategy for representing the changing relationships between people and the material world during the rise of a global market. The final chapter considers the interaction between two of the most global phenomena in recent film history--the transnational art cinema and Hollywood--and it searches for traces of an American New Wave.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chinese Literature and Culture in the Age of Global Capitalism

Chinese Literature and Culture in the Age of Global Capitalism

Through in-depth textual analyses covering a variety of media, ranging from fiction, poetry, film to theoretical works as well as cultural phenomena, Xiaoping Wang explores newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China ...

Author: Xiaoping Wang

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9004461183

Category: Literary Criticism

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Through in-depth textual analyses covering a variety of media, ranging from fiction, poetry, film to theoretical works as well as cultural phenomena, Xiaoping Wang explores newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China in the age of global capitalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Ideology . 1945-80's . 3076a Regional development ( conference ) . 20c . 2939a
USSR ( Kalugu , Kostroma ) . ... 1949-50 . 437a - China . Educational exchange .
Sun Yat - sen University . 1925-30 . 3050d City Government . Politics . 1917-89 .
... Kondratieff , Nikolai . Long Waves . Market Institute . 1920-28 . 2976a USSR (
Sakhalin ) . Ethnography . Methodology . ... 48la Utopias . See also Socialism . -
Fiction . Great Britain . USA . Women . 1870-1920 . 20836 Utopias ( review article
) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015073568696

Category: History, Modern

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Categories: History, Modern

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015066121404

Category: Books

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
Categories: Books

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

While the novella El sur stages the trauma of autarky without palliatives , the
novel La veu melodiosa and the film Cuando ... Nation , ethnicity , and cultural
strategies : Three waves of ethnic representation in post - 1949 China . Chen , Jie
, Ph.D. , Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick , 2008. ...
Reading ethnic representation as a discursive site where historical imperatives
and utopian visions converge and collide , this study explicates how the modern
Chinese ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180891

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

New Wave Japanese Architecture

New Wave Japanese Architecture

I have to say that I centre , and the New South , where the site is not in an attempt
to reconstitute the original image of took a ... which are closely connected with
ideology , importantly because the nature of the area would ern interpretation
which ... such as tablishments , including libraries , cinemas , gal - on the basis of
a combination of traditional Japa architecture ... ancient Chinese space . the
background to the Martial Arts . Then I began utilise the space functionally and
technically .

Author: Kishō Kurokawa

Publisher: Academy Editions Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015033104608

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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This book provides an up-to-date illustrated account of current developments in Japanese architecture. It has been compiled by Kisho Kurokawa, himself an internationally celebrated architect, whose essay guides us towards understanding the innovative and exciting new projects which feature in this book. In addition, Kurokawa helps us to understand current projects against the background of Japan's distinctive and sometimes exclusive cultural and spiritual tradition.
Categories: Architecture

Choice

Choice

Julie , or the new Heloise . 35 - 5550 ... 35 - 5828 Nathan , Andrew J . China ' s
transition . 35 - 5894 ... 35 - 5524 Pallister , Janis L . French - speaking women
film directors . 35 - 5563 ... The Third wave of modernization in Latin America . 35
- 5780 ... 35 - 5403 Rayback , Joseph G . Martin Van Buren : law , politics , and
the shaping of republican ideology . ... 35 - 5536 Schehr , Robert C . Dynamic
utopia .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022070960

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound

Dante reveals that Hellzapoppin ' also call for a new and vastly more com -
influenced Gremlins 2 and that he turned ... work : a his - down Who Framed
Roger Rabbit ? because he tory without ideological blinkers that found the rabbit
“ a jerk ” . ... a plane anywhere in the world The utopian wish for a history with all
and have a movie in production twentythe answers is ... But many of those
featured bring to Chinese cinema ( which has a history mind the second
definition of ' exploit : For ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106010667472

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

JPRS Report

JPRS Report

China. SOCIAL SOCIAL. 24 9 September 1992 1 ) The so - called cultural space
does not mean securing a foothold in ... When the vehicles of culture such as
literature , art , and movies no longer undertake any political mission , the biggest
... Second , going hand in hand with and complementing the trend toward anti -
politicization is the wave of secularization that has ... Traditional Chinese society
used to be highly secular , but it was transformed by communist ideology into a
utopian ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023044335

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A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary

A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: R. W. Burchfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063335272

Category: English language

Page: 1454

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A definitive reference to English words and usage
Categories: English language

The New Republic

The New Republic

And yet many artists over by film ) for the sake of pure form . ORDER believed in
a new form of art that would And when it did not serve a religious or redeem
mankind jointly with commu- political ... condemned as remnants state system in
1991 ( only China and of the past or misfits of modern culture Cuba remain as
survivors ) ... to have altogether affected the disdained in the heyday of abstract
prestige of utopian ideologies in gen - expressionism ) . eral , and certainly not in
the arts .

Author: Herbert David Croly

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017004680

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science

Women Through the Lens

Women Through the Lens

Placing gender and nation in a historical framework, the book first shows how early productions had their roots in shadow plays, a popular form of public entertainment.

Author: Shuqin Cui

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824865634

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Women Through the Lens raises the question of how gender, especially the image of woman, acts as a visual and discursive sign in the creation of the nation-state in twentieth-century China. Tracing the history of Chinese cinema through the last hundred years from the perspective of transnational feminism, Shuqin Cui reveals how women have been granted a "privileged visibility" on screen while being denied discursive positions as subjects. In addition, her careful attention to the visual language system of cinema shows how "woman" has served as the site for the narration of nation in the context of China's changing social and political climate. Placing gender and nation in a historical framework, the book first shows how early productions had their roots in shadow plays, a popular form of public entertainment. In examining the "Red Classics" of socialist cinema as a mass cultural form, the book shows how the utopian vision of emancipating the entire proletariat, women included, produced a collective ideology that declared an end to gender difference. Cui then documents and discusses the cinematic spectacle of woman as essential to such widely popular films as Chen Kaige's "Farewell My Concubine" and Zhang Yimou's "Ju Do." Finally, the author brings a feminist perspective to the issues of gender and nation by turning her attention to women directors and their self-representations.
Categories: Social Science

China Notes

China Notes

Without explicitly saying so , Discos and Democracy leaves the impression that
China will flip - flop , sometimes ... In light of the information Schell provides on
personalities , ideological struggles and events since the death of Mao Zedong in
1976 ... obvious corruption in the Party and government apparatus , have
undermined the credibility of Mao's socialist utopia . ... urban areas and factories ;
new entertainment in pop and popular forms and critical dimensions in theater
and cinema ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001773426

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