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The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang
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The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Rui Zhang

Abstract

Beginning first as a case study of Feng Xiaogang, this book explores Chinese film history since the early 1990s in terms of changes in the Communist Party's film policy, industry reforms, the official promotion of Main Melody films, and the emergence and growth of popular cinema. The image of Feng that emerges in the book is of a filmmaker working under political and economic pressures in a post-socialist state while still striving to create works with a personal socio-political agenda. In keeping with this reality, the book approaches Feng as a special kind of film auteur, whose works must be ... More

Keywords: Feng Xiaogang, Chinese film, Communist Party, Main Melody, political pressures, economic pressures, socio-political agenda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098855
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rui Zhang, author