In Search of Chinese Film Style(s) and Technique(s)
This chapter was solicited to revisit the whole question of whether there is such a thing as a specifically “Chinese” style in cinema. The chapter argues that Chinese cinema (mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) over the decades displays not a style, but a dizzying variety of styles and techniques. Moreover, the numerous innovations found originate neither from Chinese tradition nor do they always cinema elsewhere.
Udden, James N. “In Search of Chinese Film Style(s) and Technique(s).” A Companion to Chinese Cinema. Ed. Yingjin Zhang. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 265-283