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Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China

The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution

By Chris Berry

Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages

Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Description

This book argues that the fundamental shift in Chinese Cinema away from Socialism and towards Post-Socialism can be located earlier than the emergence of the "Fifth Generation" in the mid-eighties when it is usually assumed to have occured. By close analysis of films from the 1949-1976 Maoist era in comparison with 1976-81 films representing the Cultural Revolution, it demonstrates that the latter already breaks away from Socialism.

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'Berry is an international voice in Chinese cinema studies … it is of great significance in understanding Chinese cinema today.' - The China Journal

Name: Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Chris Berry. This book argues that the fundamental shift in Chinese Cinema away from Socialism and towards Post-Socialism can be located earlier than the emergence of the "Fifth Generation" in the mid-eighties when it is usually assumed to have occured. By...
Categories: Asian Studies, Media & Film Studies