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Introduction

  • Ivy I-chu Chang
Chapter

Abstract

Focusing on fifteen movies by six prominent or emergent phenomenal directors, this book investigates the aesthetics and politics of Post/Taiwan New Cinema, its ramification of French New Wave, Hollywood films or other Asian films, and its outlook at the turn of the century. Through the lens of global time-space compression associated with secular modernity, it explores the interstices of layered colonial legacies, nation-state domination, global capitalism, and cross-strait relation between Taiwan and the Mainland China, in anticipating a transnational and trans-local social sphere connecting Taiwan, Asia, and global Chinese communities. It explores how modernity and the complex connectivity and disjuncture of globalization have not only carved into historical and personal memories and individual bodies, but also influenced the transnational production modes and marketing strategies of cinema.

Keywords

Modernity Taiwan cinema Globalization Memory Transnational 

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Filmography

  1. A Confucian Confusion (獨立時代). Dir. Edward Yang (楊德昌). Perf. Chen Shiang-chyi (陳湘琪), Ni Shu-chun (倪淑君), Wang Wei-ming (王維明), Wang Bo-sen (王柏森), Danny Teng (鄧安寧), and Richie Li (李芹). Atom Films and Theatre, 1994. DVD.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivy I-chu Chang
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  1. 1.National Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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