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Cosmopolitan Cinema: Imagining the Cross-cultural in East Asian Film

Cosmopolitan Cinema
Imagining the Cross-cultural in East Asian Film

Felicia CHAN (Author)

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017
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    About this book

Films are produced, reviewed and watched worldwide, often circulating between cultural contexts. The book explores cosmopolitanism and its debates through the lens of East Asian cinemas from Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore, throwing doubt on the validity of national cinemas or definitive cultural boundaries. Case studies illuminate the ambiguously gendered star persona of Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress Brigitte Lin, the fictional realism of director Jia Zhangke, the arcane process of selection for the Best Foreign Film Oscar and the intimate connection between cinema and identity in Hirokazu Koreeda s Afterlife (1998). Considering films, their audiences and tastemaking institutions, the book argues that cosmopolitan cinema does not smooth over difference, but rather puts it on display.'
    About the author

Felicia Chan is Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester, where she was previously Research Councils UK Fellow in Film, Media and Transnational Cultures. She has contributed to the journals Television, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies and New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, among others, and is co-editor of the collection Genre in Asian Film and Television: New Approaches (2011).
ISBN: 9781780767222
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Sizes: 234x156mm
Publication: 4/2017
Weight: 646g

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