Revolutionary Cycles In Chinese Cinema 1951 1979

Author: Z. Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137378743
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Revolutionary Cycles In Chinese Cinema 1951 1979. A comprehensive history of how the conflicts and balances of power in the Maoist revolutionary campaigns from 1951 to 1979 complicated and diversified the meanings of films, this book offers a discursive study of the development of early PRC cinema.

Shanghai Filmmaking

Author: HUANG Xuelei
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004279342
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Shanghai Filmmaking. In Shanghai Filmmaking, Huang Xuelei paints a multi-faceted picture of early Chinese film culture and examines a series of border-crossing practices across various ideological, geographical and medial divides.

China S Millennials

Author: Eric Fish
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224884X
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China S Millennials. In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. The Communist Party responded with a massacre, but it was jolted into restructuring the economy and overhauling the education of its young citizens. A generation later, Chinese youth are a world apart from those who converged at Tiananmen. Brought up with lofty expectations, they’ve been accustomed to unprecedented opportunities on the back of China’s economic boom. But today, China’s growth is slowing and its demographics rapidly shifting, with the boom years giving way to a painful hangover. Immersed in this transition, Eric Fish, a millennial himself, profiles youth from around the country and how they are navigating the education system, the workplace, divisive social issues, and a resurgence in activism. Based on interviews with scholars, journalists, and hundreds of young Chinese, his engrossing book challenges the idea that today’s youth have been pacified by material comforts and nationalism. Following rural Henan students struggling to get into college, a computer prodigy who sparked a nationwide patriotic uproar, and young social activists grappling with authorities, Fish deftly captures youthful struggle, disillusionment, and rebellion in a system that is scrambling to keep them in line—and, increasingly, scrambling to adapt when its youth refuse to conform.

The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061796883
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The Dispossessed. Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born. The Dispossessed is a penetrating examination of society and humanity -- and one man's brave undertaking to question the unquestionable and ignite the fires of change.

Cinema Space And Polylocality In A Globalizing China

Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824833376
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Cinema Space And Polylocality In A Globalizing China. Proposes 'polylocality' as a conceptual framework for investigating the shifting spaces of contemporary Chinese cinema in the age of globalization. Questioning the national cinema paradigm, this book calls for comparative studies of underdeveloped areas beyond the imperative of transnationalism.

High Seas Buffer

Author: Bruce A. Elleman
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781884733956
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High Seas Buffer. An account of the successful U.S. operation to protect Taiwan from Chinese invasion during four crises from 1950 to 1979, the longest naval operation in modern history.

Social And Sexual Revolution

Author: Bertell Ollman
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896080805
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Social And Sexual Revolution. The author of Alienation extends his original approach to social theory in this discussion of Marx's view of socialism, class analysis, and the problem of socialist consciousness, and Wilhelm Reich's contributions to the psychology of social change.

Optics In Photography

Author: Rudolf Kingslake
Publisher: SPIE Press
ISBN: 9780819407634
Size: 71.37 MB
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Optics In Photography. This book explains fundamental optical principles that apply to photography, cameras, and lenses. It is intended for professionals and serious amateur photographers as well as lens designers and optical engineers.

Media Popular Culture And The American Century

Author: Kingsley Bolton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780861966981
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Media Popular Culture And The American Century. In 1941, media mogul Henry R. Luce exulted, "American jazz, Hollywood movies, American slang, American machines and patented products are in fact the only things that every community in the world, from Zanzibar to Hamburg, recognizes in common." It is as true today as it was then. From the early days of Hollywood, an insatiable demand for U.S. cultural products—in advertising, fashion, film, popular music, television, and much else—has had a profound and continuing impact across the globe. Media, Popular Culture, and the American Century explores a diverse range of Americana, where the borders between the real and the imaginary, dream and dystopia, America and the world, blur and disappear. Essays move from configurations of U.S. culture in the early 1900s to the age of Google and digital music.

Visionary Film

Author: P. Adams Sitney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199882037
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Visionary Film. Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.