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Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman


Contemporary Chinese films are popular with audiences worldwide, but a key reason for their success has gone unnoticed: many of the films are adapted from brilliant literary works. This book is the first to put these landmark films in the context of their literary origins and explore how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives and styles for film. The book argues that the rise of cinema in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in the late 1980s was partly fueled by burgeoning literary movements. Fifth Generation director Zhang Yimou’s highly acclaimed films Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lant ... More

Keywords: Chinese film, contemporary film, Chinese directors, film adaptation, Chinese cinema, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, literary adaptation, cinematic adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833732
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, author
Oberlin College