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The Resource Painting the city red : Chinese cinema and the urban contract, Yomi Braester

Painting the city red : Chinese cinema and the urban contract, Yomi Braester

Label
Painting the city red : Chinese cinema and the urban contract
Title
Painting the city red
Title remainder
Chinese cinema and the urban contract
Statement of responsibility
Yomi Braester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Painting the City Red illuminates the dynamic relationship between the visual media, particularly film and theater, and the planning and development of cities in China and Taiwan, from the emergence of the People's Republic in 1949 to the staging of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Yomi Braester argues that the transformation of Chinese cities in recent decades is a result not only of China's abandonment of Maoist economic planning in favor of capitalist globalization but also of a shift in visual practices. Rather than simply reflect urban culture, movies and stage dramas have facilitated the development of new perceptions of space and time, representing the future city variously as an ideal socialist city, a metropolis integrated into the global economy, and a site for preserving cultural heritage. Drawing on extensive archival research, interviews with leading filmmakers and urban planners, and close readings of scripts and images, Braester describes how films and stage plays have promoted and opposed official urban plans and policies as they have addressed issues such as demolition-and-relocation plans, the preservation of vernacular architecture, and the global real estate market. He shows how the cinematic rewriting of historical narratives has accompanied the spatial reorganization of specific urban sites, including Nanjing Road in Shanghai; veterans' villages in Taipei; and Tiananmen Square, centuries-old courtyards, and postmodern architectural landmarks in Beijing. In Painting the City Red, Braester reveals the role that film and theater have played in mediating state power, cultural norms, and the struggle for civil society in Chinese cities."--Back cover
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Braester, Yomi
Dewey number
791.430951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.C4
LC item number
B73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Asia-Pacific : culture, politics, and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Cities and towns in motion pictures
  • City and town life in motion pictures
  • Theater
Label
Painting the city red : Chinese cinema and the urban contract, Yomi Braester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: film and the urban contract -- New China, new Beijing : staging the socialist city of the future -- A big dyeing vat : the rise of proletarian Shanghai and the fall of Nanjing Road -- Mansions of uneven rhyme : Beijing courtyards and the instant city -- The first precinct under heaven : state symbolism and unplanned urbanism at Tiananmen Square -- Angel sanctuaries : Taipei's gentrification and the erasure of veterans' villages -- "This is the story of our street" : urban preservation and the post-Maoist politics of memory -- The day trip of your dreams : globalizing Beijing and the postspatial city
Control code
466773110
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 405 pages
Isbn
9780822347064
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466773110
Label
Painting the city red : Chinese cinema and the urban contract, Yomi Braester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: film and the urban contract -- New China, new Beijing : staging the socialist city of the future -- A big dyeing vat : the rise of proletarian Shanghai and the fall of Nanjing Road -- Mansions of uneven rhyme : Beijing courtyards and the instant city -- The first precinct under heaven : state symbolism and unplanned urbanism at Tiananmen Square -- Angel sanctuaries : Taipei's gentrification and the erasure of veterans' villages -- "This is the story of our street" : urban preservation and the post-Maoist politics of memory -- The day trip of your dreams : globalizing Beijing and the postspatial city
Control code
466773110
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 405 pages
Isbn
9780822347064
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009047583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)466773110

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