Chinese Films in Focus II

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Chinese Films in Focus II offers over thirty fresh and insightful readings of key individual films, including Hero, Farewell My Concubine and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It addresses films from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other parts of the Chinese diaspora and the historical coverage ranges from the 1930s to the present. The essays, by leading authorities on Chinese cinema as well as up-and-coming scholars, are concise, accessible, rich, and on the cutting edge of current research. Each contributor outlines existing writing and presents an original perspective on the film, making this volume a rich resource for classroom use, scholarly research and general reading for anyone wanting to understand more about the historical development and rich variety of Chinese cinema.
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2008