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Lightness of being in China : adaptation and discursive figuration in cinema and theater / Harry H. Kuoshu. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Kuoshu, Harry H., 1955-
Publication:
New York : Peter Lang, c1999.
Series:
Asian thought and culture ; v. 37
Asian thought and culture Lightness of being in China
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 185 p. ) ill. ;
Subjects:
Characters and characteristics in motion pictures.
Motion pictures and literature -- China.
Theater -- China.
Characters and characteristics in motion pictures -- China.
Theater.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books
Language:
English
Summary:
"This study investigates how ideological discourses in China, especially the national-culture and social-class discourses, dictate cinematic and theatrical figuration. It focuses on a few groups of figures, on screen or stage, to explore their changes (refigurations) as they are adapted from literary texts. It illustrates how social and cultural concerns, at various moments in recent Chinese history, wrestle with each other for an ideologically figurative genesis.
The study promotes an understanding of recent Chinese representation, especially that in cinema."--Jacket.
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Visualizing Ah Q: An Allegory's Resistance to Representation
3. Dramatizing Xianglin Sao: Light Cast on an Opaque Figure
4. The White-Haired Girl & Li Shuangshuang: Female Visibility and The Socialist Feminism
5. Othering the National Minorities: Exoticism and the Self-reflexivity
6. Filming Marginal Youth: The "Beyond" Syndrome in the Postsocialist City.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Filmography: p. [175]-180.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
ISBN:
0-8204-4543-6
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