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Sino-Enchantment: The Fantastic in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas

Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stuckey


Although Chinese film audiences, including those in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong, have always maintained a foundational cultural interest in the fantastic, this trend has dramatically increased over the last decade. Sino-Enchantment is the first work in English to approach this recent explosion of fantastic films in Chinese cinemas, where each re-envisioning of the form is determined by cultural, economic, political and technological factors to produce fresh inventions and creative reinventions of familiar narratives, characters and tropes. As a whole, the book argues that fantastic cinemas s ... More

Keywords: Sino-enchantment, fantastic films, Chinese cinemas

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474460842
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Chan, editor
University of Northern Colorado

Andrew Stuckey, editor

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Part I Visuality/Virtuality

Part II Genres of Sino-Enchantment

Part III Ethics

Coda: Sino-Enchantment in a Time of Crisis

Kenneth Chan and Andrew Stuckey