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The Resource Remaking Chinese cinema : through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood, Yiman Wang

Remaking Chinese cinema : through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood, Yiman Wang

Label
Remaking Chinese cinema : through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood
Title
Remaking Chinese cinema
Title remainder
through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Yiman Wang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From melodrama to Cantonese opera, from silents to 3D animated film, Remaking Chinese Cinema traces cross-Pacific film remaking over the last eight decades. Through the refractive prism of Hollywood, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, Yiman Wang revolutionizes our understanding of Chinese cinema as national cinema. Against the diffusion model of national cinema spreading from a central point - Shanghai in the Chinese case - she argues for a multi-local process of co-constitution and reconstitution. In this spirit, Wang analyzes how southern Chinese cinema (huanan dianying) morphed into Hong Kong cinema through trans-regional and trans-national interactions that also produced a vision of Chinese cinema. Among the book's highlights are a rereading of The Goddess - one of the best-known silent Chinese films in the West - from the perspective of its wartime Mandarin-Cantonese remake; the excavation of a hybrid genre (the Western costume Cantonese opera film) inspired by Hollywood's fantasy films of the 1930s and produced in Hong Kong well into the mid-twentieth century; and a rumination on Hollywood's remake of Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs and the wholesale incorporation of "Chinese elements" in Kung Fu Panda 2. Positing a structural analogy between the utopic vision, the national cinema, and the location-specific collective subject position, the author traces their shared urge to infinitesimally approach, but never fully and finitely reach a projected goal. This energy precipitates the ongoing processes of cross-Pacific film remaking, which constitute a crucial site for imagining and enacting (without absolving) issues of national and regional border politics. These issues unfold in relation to global formations such as colonialism, Cold War ideology, and postcolonial, postsocialist globalization. As such, Remaking Chinese Cinema contributes to the ongoing debate on (trans-)national cinema from the unique perspective of century-long border-crossing film remaking. -- Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
HU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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Wang, Yiman
Dewey number
791.430951
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.C4
LC item number
W278 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical interventions
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  • Motion pictures
  • Film remakes
  • Motion pictures
  • Film remakes
Label
Remaking Chinese cinema : through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood, Yiman Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The goddess : tracking the "unknown woman" from Hollywood through Shanghai to Hong Kong -- Family resemblance, class conflicts : re-version of the sisterhood singsong drama -- The love parade goes on : western-costume Cantonese opera film and the foreignizing remake -- Mr. Phantom goes to the East : history and its afterlife from Hollywood to Shanghai and Hong Kong -- Conclusion : Mr. Undercover goes global
Control code
798132405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780824836078
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798132405
Label
Remaking Chinese cinema : through the prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood, Yiman Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The goddess : tracking the "unknown woman" from Hollywood through Shanghai to Hong Kong -- Family resemblance, class conflicts : re-version of the sisterhood singsong drama -- The love parade goes on : western-costume Cantonese opera film and the foreignizing remake -- Mr. Phantom goes to the East : history and its afterlife from Hollywood to Shanghai and Hong Kong -- Conclusion : Mr. Undercover goes global
Control code
798132405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780824836078
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012023411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798132405

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