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The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement is a groundbreaking project unveiling recent documentary film work that has transformed visual culture in China, and brought new immediacy along with a broader base of participation to Chinese media. As a foundational text, this volume provides a much-needed introduction to the topic of Chinese documentary film, the signature mode of contemporary Chinese visual culture. These essays examine how documentary filmmakers have opened up a unique new space of social commentary and critique in an era of rapid social changes amid globalization and marketization. The essays cover topics ranging from cruelty in documentary to the representation of Beijing; gay, lesbian and queer documentary; sound in documentary; the exhibition context in China; authorial intervention and subjectivity; and the distinctive "on the spot" aesthetics of contemporary Chinese documentary. This volume will be critical reading for scholars in disciplines ranging from film and media studies to Chinese studies and Asian studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Part I - Historical Overview
  2. p. 1
  1. 1 - Introduction
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. 2 - Rethinking China’s New Documentary Movement: Engagement with the Social
  2. pp. 15-48
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  1. 3 - DV: Individual Filmmaking
  2. pp. 49-54
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  1. Part II - Documenting Marginalization, or Identities New and Old
  2. p. 55
  1. 4 - West of the Tracks: History and Class-Consciousness
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. 5 - Coming out of The Box, Marching as Dykes
  2. pp. 77-95
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  1. Part III - Publics, Counter-Publics, and Alternative Publics
  2. p. 97
  1. 6 - Blowup Beijing: The City as a Twilight Zone
  2. pp. 99-115
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  1. 7 - Watching Documentary: Critical Public Discourses and Contemporary Urban Chinese Film Clubs
  2. pp. 117-134
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  1. 8 - Alternative Archive: China’s Independent Documentary Culture
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. Part IV - Between Filmmaker and Subject: Re-creating Realism
  2. p. 155
  1. 9 - Translating the Unspeakable: On-Screenand Off-Screen Voices in Wu Wenguang’s Documentary Work
  2. pp. 157-176
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  1. 10 - From “Public” to “Private”: Chinese Documentary and the Logic of Xianchang
  2. pp. 177-194
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  1. 11 - Excuse Me, Your Camera Is in My Face: Auteurial Intervention in PRC New Documentary
  2. pp. 195-215
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  1. 12 - “I Am One of Them” and “They Are My Actors”: Performing, Witnessing, and DV Image-Making in Plebian China
  2. pp. 217-236
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  1. Appendix 1: Biographies of Key Documentarians
  2. pp. 237-250
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  1. Appendix 2: Sources of Films
  2. p. 251
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-284
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  1. List of Chinese Names
  2. pp. 285-286
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  1. List of Chinese Film and Video Titles
  2. pp. 287-293
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882206175
Related ISBN
9789888028511
MARC Record
OCLC
707092561
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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