Shanghai Filmmaking: Crossing Borders, Connecting to the Globe, 1922–1938

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Abstract / Description of output

In Shanghai Filmmaking, Huang Xuelei invites readers to go on an intimate, detailed, behind-the-scenes tour of the world of early Chinese cinema. She paints a nuanced picture of the Mingxing Motion Picture Company, the leading Chinese film studio in the 1920s and 1930s, and argues that Shanghai filmmaking involved a series of border-crossing practices.

Shanghai filmmaking developed in a matrix of global cultural production and distribution, and interacted closely with print culture and theatre. People from allegedly antagonistic political groupings worked closely with each other to bring a new form of visual culture and a new body of knowledge to an audience in and outside China. By exploring various border crossings, this book sheds new light on the power of popular cultural production during China’s modern transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages381
ISBN (Electronic)9789004279346
ISBN (Print)9789004279339
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameChina Studies
ISSN (Print)1570-1344

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Chinese cinema
  • Shanghai
  • Republican China
  • cultural history


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