Chinese Film Stars (Routledge Contemporary China Series) by Mary Farquhar,Yingjin Zhang

By Mary Farquhar,Yingjin Zhang

This quantity of unique essays fills an important learn hole in chinese language movie stories via supplying an interdisciplinary, comparative exam of ethnic chinese language movie stars from the silent interval to the period of globalization. while reviews of stars and stardom have constructed significantly within the West during the last twenty years, there isn't any unmarried booklet in English that severely addresses concerns regarding stars and stardom in chinese language culture.

Chinese movie Stars deals exemplary readings of traditionally, geographically and aesthetically multifaceted big name phenomena. a world line up of individuals attempt a number of techniques in making feel of discourses of stars and stardom in China and the united states, discover ancient contexts during which chinese language movie stars are built and reworked on the subject of altering sociopolitical stipulations, and examine problems with functionality and id particular to person stars via chapter-by-chapter case reports. The essays discover quite a lot of themes corresponding to famous person functionality, personality kind, media development, political propaganda, on-line discourses, autobiographic narration, in addition to problems with gender, style, reminiscence and identification.

Including fifteen case stories of person chinese language stars and illustrated with movie stills all through, this booklet is a necessary learn for college kids of chinese language movie, media and cultural studies.

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