China on Film : A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy, Paperback / softback Book

China on Film : A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy Paperback / softback


Leading scholar Paul G. Pickowicz traces the dynamic history of Chinese filmmaking and its stunning development decade-by-decade since the 1920s.

During the last one hundred years, China has been embroiled in a seemingly unending series of wars, revolutions, and jarring social transformations.

Despite daunting censorship obstacles, Chinese filmmakers have found ingenious ways of taking political stands and weighing in-for better or worse-on the most explosive social, cultural, and economic issues of the day.

Exploring the often gut-wrenching controversies generated by their work, Pickowicz offers a unique and perceptive window on Chinese culture and society.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 376 pages, 36 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781442211797

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