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Chinese Connections Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora

by Tan See-Kam

Chinese Connections Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora Synopsis

How Chinese cinema and global Chinese culture intersect over questions of identity

Chinese Connections Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora Press Reviews

According to its editors...Chinese Connections blazes a new trail, and it is easy to agree with them.... At times, the eclecticism of the contributions threatens to thwart the attempts of the book's editors to impose order; but in a sense, it is the sheer scope and number of its essays which furnish this volume with its core strength. Chinese Connections contains 19 chapters in a volume just shy of 300 pages; and these pieces manage to cover essential films and essential filmmakers at the same time as straying into less tried terrain in stimulating ways. The result is a volume that has something to say to everyone from undergraduates to film specialists. Indeed, although the last few years have seen the publication of several high-quality, broad-sweep volumes on Chinese film - both nationally and transnationally - few have quite the reach and range of this one. - The China Quarterly

Book Information

ISBN: 9781592132683
Publication date: 28th January 2009
Author: Tan See-Kam
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Films, cinema, Popular culture,

About Tan See-Kam

Tan See-Kam is Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China. His research mainly focuses on gender and Chinese-language cinema and he has published widely in this area. He is co-editor of Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and the New Global Cinema (2007) and also Hong Kong Alternative Cinema Through the Global Lens (forthcoming). Peter X Feng is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Delaware, where he teaches film history, Asian American Studies and Cultural Studies. He is the author of Identities in Motion: Asian American Film and Video and editor of Screening Asian ...

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