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Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Michelle E. Bloom


Although cinema has been transnational since its inception, contemporary Sino-French film exemplifies the cinematic hybridity of the contemporary age of globalization. The Sino-French comprises crossover between the Sinophone and the Francophone. However, Taiwanese and mainland helmed films since 2000 provide the focus here and connect with metropolitan France and more specifically Paris, not the broader French speaking world. Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas calls for the movement away from Orientalism and Occidentalism, myths and stereotypes. Through the tropes of métissage, intertextuality, ... More

Keywords: adaptation, China, France, Francophone, intertextuality, métissage, New Wave, Sinophone, Taiwan, transnationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824851583
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle E. Bloom, author
University of California, Riverside