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This book is a highly intelligent and welcome guide to the movement as whole, and to some of its major participants.(Bradley Winterton Taipei times)
A fine first chapter on Taiwan's film industry.(June Teufel Dreyer Taipei Review)
a veritable jewel for those interested in Taiwanese film culture and its domestic and international evolution.(Film-Philosophy)
A most welcome arrival on the scene for Asian Cinema as a whole, and is a book long over due.(James Udden Film International 1900-01-00)
Extremely valuable.(Yu-Jyuan Jian Canadian Journal of Film Studies 1900-01-00)
Taiwan Film Directors provides a much-needed, comprehensive history ofTaiwan cinema.(Alexander C. Y. Huang The Journal of Asian Studies 1900-01-00)
In this groundbreaking work, Davis and Yeh at once offer the reader something illuminating in theoretical engagement, erudite in historical delineation, and lucid in writing style. It is a must-read.(Sheldon Lu, University of California, Davis, coeditor of Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics)|
With a sumptuous fund of historical details and formal insights, this landmark study of Taiwan film directors articulates questions of cultural production in ways that resonate well beyond the Asia Pacific. A superb resource both for the general reader and for the specialist.(Rey Chow, Brown University, author of Primitive Passions, Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema)|
Taiwanese cinema, remarkably creative for twenty-five years, receivesits due in this stimulating book. Elegantly blending cultural historyand film analysis, Yeh and Davis shed new light on the extraordinaryachievements of Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Ang Lee,and other renowned directors. Taiwan Film Directors is a sensitive andprobing introduction to one of the world's most exciting cinematictraditions.(David Bordwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author ofFigures Traced in Light: On Cinematic Staging)|
Taiwan is home to some of today's finest working filmmakers--and in the case of Hou Hsiao-hsien, one the finest ever. Darrell Davis and Emilie Yeh's thoughtful study of the Taiwan New Cinema could not be more welcome.
(J. Hoberman, film critic The Village Voice)