25. Chinese Film Scholarship in Chinese

  1. Yingjin Zhang2,3
  1. Chen Xihe

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch25

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Xihe, C. (2012) Chinese Film Scholarship in Chinese, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 3

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994



  • Chinese film, in Chinese and in English, issues and debates;
  • Chinese film scholarship, in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong;
  • Fifth and Sixth Generations, Taiwan New Cinema, and Hong Kong New Wave;
  • “Chinese-language film” (huayu dianying), transcending boundaries;
  • scholarship, the late 1970s through the 1990s, and changes;
  • mainland Chinese film scholarship, “revolutionary” spirit vis-à-vis traditional;
  • traditional Chinese film ontology, an introspective look;
  • Chinese film studies, and debate on “Xie Jin's film model”;
  • postcolonial criticism of the Fifth Generation, radical, attracting attention;
  • Chinese film, in the perspective of three dynamically related regions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pre-1949 Scholarship

  • Scholarship from 1949 to the Late 1970s

  • Scholarship from the Late 1970s through the 1990s

  • The New Century

  • Conclusion