The Poetics of Chinese Cinema
Gary Bettinson, Lancaster University
James N. Udden, Gettysburg College
This book examines the aesthetic qualities of particular Chinese-language films and the rich artistic traditions from which they spring. It brings together leading experts in the field, and encompasses detailed and wide-ranging case studies of films such as Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Spring in a Small Town, 24 City, and The Grandmaster, and filmmakers including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jia Zhangke, Chen Kaige, Fei Mu, Zhang Yimou, Johnnie To, and Wong Kar-wai. By illuminating the form and style of Chinese films from across cinema history, The Poetics of Chinese Cinema testifies to the artistic value and uniqueness of Chinese-language filmmaking.
Cinema & Media Studies
Bettinson, Gary, and James Udden. The Poetics of Chinese Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.