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Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China

The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution, 1st Edition

By Chris Berry


266 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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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.


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

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East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / China
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General