- Subject index
Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.
Chapter 3: China: Cinema, Politics and Scholarship
China: Cinema, Politics and Scholarship
In 2005, film scholars from inside and outside China came together at a conference to celebrate one hundred years of Chinese cinema under the rubric of ‘National, Transnational, and International: Chinese Cinema and Asian Cinema in the Context of Globalization ‘1 This ambitious title implied a broad definition of ‘Chinese cinema’ that includes both Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinemas, whilst ‘Asian cinema’ was a gesture towards the rising star of Korean film. The terminology in part reflects a constraint of the Chinese language, in which the absence of plural markers does not allow the use of the English phrase ‘Chinese cinemas’. (An emerging alternative is the phrase huayu dianying or ‘Chinese language cinema’, ...