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Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China
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Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Yingjin Zhang

Abstract

This book proposes “polylocality” as a new conceptual framework for investigating the shifting spaces of contemporary Chinese cinema in the age of globalization. Questioning the national cinema paradigm, the book calls for comparative studies of underdeveloped areas beyond the imperative of transnationalism. It begins by addressing theories and practices related to space, place, and polylocality in contemporary China before focusing on the space of scholarship and urging scholars to move beyond the current paradigm and explore transnational and comparative film studies. This is followed by a c ... More

Keywords: media, Chinese cinema, globalization, national cinema, transnationalism, polylocality, postsocialist filmmaking, documentary, piracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833374
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yingjin Zhang, author
University of California, San Diego