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Remapping the Sinophone: The Cultural Production of Chinese-Language Cinema in Singapore and Malaya before and during the Cold War

Wai-Siam Hee

Abstract

In a work that will force scholars to re-evaluate how they approach Sinophone studies, Wai-Siam Hee demonstrates that many of the major issues raised by contemporary Sinophone studies were already hotly debated in the popular culture surrounding Chinese-language films made in Singapore and Malaya during the Cold War. Despite the high political stakes, the feature films, propaganda films, newsreels, documentaries, newspaper articles, memoirs, and other published materials of the time dealt in sophisticated ways with issues some mistakenly believe are only modern concerns. In the process, the bo ... More

Keywords: Chinese-language Cinema, Colonial Cinema, anti-communism, Chinese identity, Sinophone, Singapore, Cold War, Malaya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528035
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528035.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wai-Siam Hee, author
Nanyang Technological University