19. The Intertwinement of Chinese Film and Literature

Choices and Strategies in Adaptations

  1. Yingjin Zhang2,3
  1. Liyan Qin

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch19

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Qin, L. (2012) The Intertwinement of Chinese Film and Literature, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 3

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994

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Keywords:

  • arts and media, Chinese filmic adaptations of literature;
  • Chinese film and literature intertwining, strategies in adaptations;
  • Chinese filmmakers and strategies of adaptations;
  • Qin, on change in filmmakers’ strategies, the dynamics of Chinese history;
  • adaptation, emphasis shifting to flow and negotiations between texts;
  • Dingjun Mountain, birth of Chinese cinema within a popular culture;
  • leftist film movement in the early 1930s, Shanghai and martial arts films;
  • film–literature genre, a continuation, in guise as detective stories;
  • Fifth Generation filmmakers, using marginalized revolutionary literature;
  • adapted films, seeking to hide, and deny their adapted nature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scholarship on Adaptation Studies

  • What Literary Sources have been Preferred and Why

  • The “Fidelity” Issue and the Status of Film vis-à-vis Literature

  • Concluding Remarks: Writers' Films?