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Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Qi Wang


This book provides a historically informed examination of independent moving image works made between 1990 and 2010 in China. Showcasing an evolving personal mode of narrating memory, documenting reality, and inscribing subjectivity in over sixteen selected works that range from narrative film and documentary to experimental video and digital media (including a multimedia avant-garde play), this book presents a provocative portrait of the independent filmmakers as a peculiarly pained yet active group of historical subjects of the transitional, postsocialist era. Through a connected investigati ... More

Keywords: Contemporary China, Postsocialism, Film, Cinema, Media, Documentary, Personal Memory, Subjectivity, Spatiality, Historical Consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748692330
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Qi Wang, author
Georgia Institute of Technology