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The Cinema of Feng XiaogangCommercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989$
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Rui Zhang

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098855

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.001.0001

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Chinese Cinema on the Eve of the Tian’anmen Incident

Chinese Cinema on the Eve of the Tian’anmen Incident

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(p.20) (p.21) 2 Chinese Cinema on the Eve of the Tian’anmen Incident
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The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang
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Rui Zhang

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0002

This chapter introduces the situation of Chinese cinema on the eve of the Tian'anmen Incident in 1989. This period was characterized by the emergence of “entertainment films,” early attempts at industry reform, and the first film-rating system designed to regulate film content through legislation. In the discussion, attention is centered on the historical background and implementation and perpetuation of the Communist art policy, which censored the political and ideological rectitude of films.

Keywords:   Chinese cinema, Tian'anmen Incident, entertainment films, industry reform, film-rating system, Communist art policy

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