13. Ports of Entry

Mapping Chinese Cinema's Multiple Trajectories at International Film Festivals

  1. Yingjin Zhang3,4
  1. Nikki J. Y. Lee1 and
  2. Julian Stringer2

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch13

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Lee, N. J. Y. and Stringer, J. (2012) Ports of Entry, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 4

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994



  • International film festivals, ports of entry, for Chinese cinema;
  • Chinese cinema at International film festivals, temporal, spatial;
  • China's rise as world power, cinema on the world stage;
  • Chinese cinema and the International film festivals;
  • Chinese cinema at international film festivals, milestones;
  • multiple trajectories at film festivals, structured hierarchically;
  • Chinese history of cinema, narratives of success and failure;
  • spatial dimension of analysis, exhibiting Chinese cinema;
  • Port City Film Festivals, merry-making, festivals, expos, functions;
  • filmmakers and International film festivals, gateways to overseas markets


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Writing Narratives of Chinese Cinema History

  • Constructing a New Narrative: Port City Film Festivals

  • Conclusion