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The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas

Dennis Lo


The Authorship of Place is the first monograph dedicated to the study of the politics, history, aesthetics, and practices of location shooting for Taiwanese, Mainland Chinese, and coproduced art cinemas shot in rural communities since the late 1970s. Lo argues that rural location shooting, beyond serving aesthetic and technical needs, constitutes practices of cultural survival in a region beset with disruptive social changes, including rapid urbanization, geopolitical shifts, and ecological crises. In response to these social changes, auteurs like Hou Xiaoxian, Jia Zhangke, Chen Kaige, and Li ... More

Keywords: Location shooting, Chinese cinema, Taiwanese cinema, Cross-strait politics, Rural cinema, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Jia Zhangke, Auteur studies, Film coproduction, Media Anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528516
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis Lo, author
James Madison University

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