4. Directors, Aesthetics, Genres

Chinese Postsocialist Cinema, 1979–2010

  1. Yingjin Zhang1,2
  1. Yingjin Zhang1,2

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch4

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Zhang, Y. (2012) Directors, Aesthetics, Genres, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 2

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 2

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

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:

  • Chinese postsocialist cinema, directors, aesthetics, genres;
  • postsocialist cinema, continuities and discontinuities;
  • Xie Jin's model, entertainment cinema, dilemma in postsocialist;
  • Chinese film history, directors into generations, doing little justice;
  • planned to market economy, large-scale “seismic” changes;
  • Chinese film history, critical reexamination of the recent;
  • Chinese film studies, lineup of directors, in a sense of continuity;
  • avant-garde films, Yellow Earth, directors, grouping of major figures;
  • Fourth Generation directors, the urge for modernizing Chinese film language;
  • 1980s, international film festivals, favoring Fifth, Sixth, New Wave directors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Directors: Problems in a Generational Lineup

  • Aesthetics: Of Avant-Garde Experiment and International Reception

  • Genres: Between Critical Intervention and Commercial Repackaging

  • Conclusion: After Seismic Changes