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An Amorous History of the Silver Screen will be an instant classic.

An Amorous History of the Silver Screen will be an instant classic. This lively yet rigorous work of original scholarship reconfigures the field of Chinese silent cinema. It constitutes an exciting new work at the cutting edge of the emergent transnational field of Chinese cinema studies. It will become a primary source for anyone in the English-speaking world interested in Chinese cinematic history. David Wang, Harvard University).

But with the Japanese invasion in 1937, all of this came to a screeching halt

The book An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896-1937, Zhang Zhen is published by University of Chicago Press. But with the Japanese invasion in 1937, all of this came to a screeching halt. The first volume in the new and groundbreaking series Cinema and Modernity, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen is an innovative-and well illustrated-look at the cultural history of Chinese modernity through the lens of this seminal moment in Shanghai cinema.

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The first volume in the new and groundbreaking series Cinema and Modernity, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen is an innovative-and well illustrated-look at the cultural history of Chinese modernity through the lens of this seminal moment in Shanghai cinema.

An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema 18961937. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Any student of modern Chinese culture can learn much from this important work.

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item 2 An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896-1937 by Zhen Zhan -An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896-1937 by Zhen Zhan. Illustrates the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change. This book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature. It looks at the cultural history of Chinese through the lens of this seminal moment in Shanghai cinema.

Shanghai in the early twentieth century was alive with art and culture

Shanghai in the early twentieth century was alive with art and culture. With the proliferation of popular genres such as the martial arts film, the contest among various modernist filmmakers, and the advent of sound, Chinese cinema was transforming urban life. Until recently, the political establishment has discouraged comprehensive studies of the cultural phenomenon of early Chinese film, and this momentous chapter in China's history has remained largely unexamined.

Shanghai in the early twentieth century was alive with art and culture. With the proliferation of popular genres such as the martial arts film, the contest among various modernist filmmakers, and the advent of sound, Chinese cinema was transforming urban life. But with the Japanese invasion in 1937, all of this came to a screeching halt. Until recently, the political establishment has discouraged comprehensive studies of the cultural phenomenon of early Chinese film, and this momentous chapter in China's history has remained largely unexamined. The first sustained historical study of the emergence of cinema in China, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen is a fascinating narrative that illustrates the immense cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change. Named after a major feature film on the making of Chinese cinema, only part of which survives, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen reveals the intricacies of this cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, architecture, drama, and literature. In light of original archival research, Zhang Zhen examines previously unstudied films and expands the important discussion of how they modeled modern social structures and gender roles in early twentieth-century China. The first volume in the new and groundbreaking series Cinema and Modernity, An Amorous History of the Silver Screen is an innovative—and well illustrated—look at the cultural history of Chinese modernity through the lens of this seminal moment in Shanghai cinema.
An Amorous History of the Silver Screen: Shanghai Cinema, 1896-1937 (Cinema and Modernity) download epub
Humanities
Author: Zhang Zhen
ISBN: 0226982386
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (February 1, 2006)
Pages: 456 pages