Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Republican China - Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Early Film Culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Republican China

By Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

  • Release Date: 2018-02-14
  • Genre: Art & Architecture

Description

This volume features new work on cinema in early twentieth-century Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Republican China. Looking beyond relatively well-studied cities like Shanghai, these essays foreground cinema’s relationship with imperialism and colonialism and emphasize the rapid development of cinema as a sociocultural institution. These essays examine where films were screened; how cinema-going as a social activity adapted from and integrated with existing social norms and practices; the extent to which Cantonese opera and other regional performance traditions were models for the development of cinematic conventions; the role foreign films played in the development of cinema as an industry in the Republican era; and much more.