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Cinema at the City's Edge
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This anthology presents a number of leading voices on contemporary Asian cinema studies, including Ackbar Abbas, Chris Berry, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Darrell William Davis, Dudley Andrew, Yomi Braester, Susie Jie Young Kim, Akira Mizuta Lippit, James Tweedie, Yiman Wang and Zhang Zhen. Through a range of interdisciplinary responses that simultaneously investigate film practices and technologies, the contributors offer a timely look at the ever-shifting cities in East Asia and their portrayal in cinema.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The City’s Edge
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Interlude 1: Arriving in the City
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. Part I - The City Vanishes
  2. p. 23
  1. 1 - Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema
  2. pp. 25-35
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  1. 2 - Ghost Towns
  2. pp. 37-47
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  1. Interlude 2: Workspace
  2. pp. 49-52
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  1. Part II - A Regional Network of Cities
  2. p. 53
  1. 3 - Taipei as Shinjuku’s Other
  2. pp. 55-67
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  1. 4 - City of Youth, Ocean of Death: Taiyōzoku on the Edge of an Island
  2. pp. 69-87
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  1. Interlude 3: Neon
  2. pp. 89-92
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  1. Part III - The City of Media Networks
  2. p. 93
  1. 5 - Transfiguring the Postsocialist City: Experimental Image-Making in Contemporary China
  2. pp. 95-118
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  1. 6 - Noir Looks and the Flash of Transgression: Trauma and the City’s Edge(s) in A Bittersweet Life
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. 7 - Technology and (Chinese) Ethnicity
  2. pp. 137-150
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  1. Interlude 4: In the Name of the City
  2. pp. 151-152
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  1. Part IV - The City Is Elsewhere
  2. p. 153
  1. 8 - Imaging the Globalized City: Rem Koolhaas, U-th
  2. pp. 155-170
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  1. 9 - At the Center of the Outside: Japanese Cinema Nowhere
  2. pp. 171-180
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-195
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 197-204
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