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Women through the lens : gender and nation in a century of Chinese cinema / Shuqin Cui
Bib ID 2381170
Format BookBook
Author
Cui, Shuqin
 
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Description Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c2003 
xxvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0824825322
Summary

"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."

Full contents
  • Pt. 1. Early Production
  • 1. From Shadow-Play to a National Cinema
  • 2. Reconstructing History: The (Im)possible Engagement between Feminism and Postmodernism in Stanley Kwan's Center Stage
  • Pt. 2. Socialist Cinema
  • 3. Constructing and Consuming the Revolutionary Narratives
  • 4. Gender Politics and Socialist Discourse in Xie Jin's The Red Detachment of Women
  • Pt. 3. The New Wave
  • 5. Screening China: National Allegories and International Receptions
  • 6. The Search for Male Masculinity and Sexuality in Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou
  • 7. Subjected Body and Gendered Identity: Female Impersonation in Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

English.

Subjects Motion pictures -- China -- History.  |  Women in motion pictures.  |  Sex role in motion pictures.

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