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The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

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“An essential addition to contemporary Chinese film studies, this provocative collection of essays effectively describes the significant breaks that the most recent generations of filmmakers and media artists in the PRC have made both with the tradition of Chinese filmmaking and with the acclaimed, influential ‘Fifth Generation’ that preceded them.”—Richard Peña, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Professor of Film Studies, Columbia University


“Until the early 1990s, China struggled with modernity, with one step back for every step forward. But it produced a brilliant new cinema that attracted world attention, a national cinema skeptical of China’s ability to change. Since then, China has boomed, skyrocketed upward on the world scene like its new urban skyscrapers, traded in much of its ‘Chineseness’ for a leading role in an emerging global culture, and produced a new generation of independent, forward-looking ‘urban cinema.’ Including thirteen essays about film and film culture in today’s China, this is the first volume to bring the newest Chinese cinema to life. It deserves to be read and then re-read.”—Jerome Silbergeld, author of China into Film and Hitchcock with a Chinese Face


The Urban Generation offers a fascinating account. . . . This anthology of original research is essential to readers who aspire to stay updated with Chinese films and Chinese society. Furthermore, in linking textual analysis conceptually and methodologically to the contextual and the intertextual, it should also be interesting to students of film and cultural studies in general.”
(Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet, China Information)

“This book is a remarkable achievement deserving a place on the bookshelves of all serious researchers of Chinese film and indeed world cinema. Any student of modern chinese culture can learn much from this important work. . . . Zhang makes a major contribution to Chinese and world film studies and to our broader understanding of twentieth-century Chinese social and cultural history.”
(Paul Clarke, China Review International)

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"Until the early 1990s, China struggled with modernity, with one step back for every step forward. But it produced a brilliant new cinema that attracted world attention, a national cinema skeptical of China's ability to change. Since then, China has boomed, skyrocketed upward on the world scene like its new urban skyscrapers, traded in much of its `Chineseness' for a leading role in an emerging global culture, and produced a new generation of independent, forward-looking `urban cinema.' Including thirteen essays about film and film culture in today's China, this is the first volume to bring the newest Chinese cinema to life. It deserves to be read and then re-read."--Jerome Silbergeld, author of China into Film and Hitchcock with a Chinese Face

"An essential addition to contemporary Chinese film studies, this provocative collection of essays effectively describes the significant breaks that the most recent generations of filmmakers and media artists in the PRC have made both with the tradition of Chinese filmmaking and with the acclaimed, influential `Fifth Generation' that preceded them."--Richard Peña, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Professor of Film Studies, Columbia University --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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