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Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood

Yiman Wang


From melodrama to Cantonese opera, from silents to 3D animated film, this book traces cross-Pacific film remaking over the last eight decades, and revolutionizes our understanding of Chinese cinema as national cinema. The book argues for a multi-local process of co-constitution and reconstitution. In this spirit, it analyzes how southern Chinese cinema (huanandianying) morphed into Hong Kong cinema through trans-regional and trans-national interactions that also produced a vision of Chinese cinema. Among the book's highlights are a rereading of The Goddess—one of the best-known silent Chinese ... More

Keywords: cross-Pacific film, film remaking, Chinese cinema, national cinema, Hong Kong cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836078
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yiman Wang, author
University of California, Santa Cruz