Jia Zhangke is praised as "the most internationally prominent and celebrated figure of the Six-Generation of Chinese filmmakers". This book provides an examination the content and forms of Jia's featured films and analyzes their merits and faults. Jia's films often narrate the lives of ordinary Chinese people against the backdrop of the political-economic changes. The author conducts an in-depth analysis of how this change have ferociously impinged upon the characters' living conditions since China integrated itself with the world economy in the high tide of accelerated globalization since the 1970s. The author focuses on discussing the "politics of dignity" expressed by Jia's allegorical renditions to explore the director's political unconsciousness and cultural-political notions. This book maps ten of Jia Zhangke's films onto three major themes: Jia's filmmaking and China in the market society; truth claims and political unconscious; "post-socialist modernity" in the age of globalization. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese film studies, as well as other disciplines, such as political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: BRILL
Through in-depth textual analyses covering a variety of media, ranging from fiction, poetry, film to theoretical works as well as cultural phenomena, Xiaoping Wang explores newly emerging social and cultural fashions in contemporary China in the age of global capitalism.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-30 - Publisher: Routledge
Jia Zhangke is praised as "the most internationally prominent and celebrated figure of the Six-Generation of Chinese filmmakers". This book provides an examination the content and forms of Jia's featured films and analyzes their merits and faults. Jia's films often narrate the lives of ordinary Chinese people against the backdrop
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-25 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Exploring the rise of authoritarian capitalism, this book offers a fresh perspective on politics and economics in the present age of globalization. It asks the crucial question of whether individuals and nations can break free from the ‘grip’ of authoritarian capitalism in the twenty-first century. Peter Bloom includes a detailed
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: SUNY Press
Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China. In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kongs unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially
The essays in this volume tackle a range of issues from cultural self-representation in China to more general problems of reconceptualizing global relationships in response to contemporary changes. Although the new era of global capitalism calls for the remapping of global relations, such remapping must be informed both by a