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The Resource Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film, Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film, Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Label
Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film
Title
Adapted for the screen
Title remainder
the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film
Statement of responsibility
Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the first to put these landmark films in the context of their literary origins and explore how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives and styles for film. Hsiu-Chuang Deppman unites aesthetics with history in her argument that the rise of cinema in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in the late 1980s was partly fueled by burgeoning literary movements. Fifth Generation director Zhang Yimou's highly acclaimed films Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern, and To Live are built on the experimental works of Mo Yan, Su Tong, and Yu Hua, respectively. Hong Kong new wave's Ann Hui and Stanley Kwan capitalized on the irresistible visual metaphors of Eileen Chang's postrealism. Hou Xiaoxian's new Taiwan cinema turned to fiction by Huang Chunming and Zhu Tianwen for fine-grained perspectives on class and gender relations. Delving equally into the individual approaches of directors and writers, Deppman initiates readers into the exciting possibilities emanating from the world of Chinese cinema. The seven in-depth studies include a diverse array of forms (cinematic adaptation of literature, literary adaptation of film, auto-adaptation, and non-narrative adaptation) and a variety of genres (martial arts, melodrama, romance, autobiography, documentary drama). Complementing this formal diversity is a geographical range that far exceeds the cultural, linguistic, and physical boundaries of China. The directors represented here also work in the U.S. and Europe and reflect the growing international resources of Chinese-language cinema. With her sophisticated blend of stylistic and historical analyses, Deppman brings much-needed nuance to current conversations about the politics of gender, class, and race in the work of the most celebrated Chinese writers and directors. Her pioneering study will appeal to all readers, general and academic, who have an interest in Chinese literature, cinema, and culture
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Deppman, Hsiu-Chuang
Dewey number
791.43/60951
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.85
LC item number
.D36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film adaptations
  • Chinese fiction
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Chinese fiction
  • Film adaptations
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • China
  • Film
  • Literatur
  • Verfilmung
  • China
  • Chinesische Literatur
  • Film
  • Literatur
  • Film
  • Literatur
  • Film
  • Vorlage
  • China
  • Film- och tv-bearbetningar
  • Film och litteratur
  • Kinesiska romaner
Label
Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film, Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wang Dulu and Ang Lee: artistic creativity and sexual freedom in Crouching tiger, hidden dragon -- Su Tong and Zhang Yimou: women's places in Raise the red lantern -- Eileen Chang and Stanley Kwan: politics and love in Red rose (and) white rose -- Liu Yichang and Wong Kar-wai: the class trap in In the mood for love -- Dai Sijie: locating the third culture in Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress -- Hou Xiaoxian and Zhu Tianwen: politics and poetics in A time to live, a time to die -- Chen Yuhui and Chen Guofu: envisioning democracy in The personals
Control code
663882778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 40017983290
  • 3086107
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62txrd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663882778
Label
Adapted for the screen : the cultural politics of modern Chinese fiction and film, Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wang Dulu and Ang Lee: artistic creativity and sexual freedom in Crouching tiger, hidden dragon -- Su Tong and Zhang Yimou: women's places in Raise the red lantern -- Eileen Chang and Stanley Kwan: politics and love in Red rose (and) white rose -- Liu Yichang and Wong Kar-wai: the class trap in In the mood for love -- Dai Sijie: locating the third culture in Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress -- Hou Xiaoxian and Zhu Tianwen: politics and poetics in A time to live, a time to die -- Chen Yuhui and Chen Guofu: envisioning democracy in The personals
Control code
663882778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824870782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 40017983290
  • 3086107
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62txrd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663882778

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