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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Chris Berry Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 ON CONTEMPORARY CHINA Army Nurse (Hu Mei, 1986) Chinese "Women's Cinema": Introduction Chris Berry "Women's cinema" was a term I first...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... transformation of Chinese culture into a depoliticized and male-centered masculine practice and Zhang’s insistence on sociopolitically engaged filmmaking as China moved toward a market economy. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 Chinese women’s cinema Chinese feminism Zhang Nuanxin Sacrificed Youth...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 37–61.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Kwai-Cheung Lo Camera Obscura 2006 Kwai-Cheung Lo is an associate professor of humanities and English at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is the author of Chinese Face/Off: The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong (2005). Knocking Off Nationalism in Hong Kong Cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
...- acy, cinema.”6 This broadened horizon of the vernacular then fur- ther associates the cinematic vernacular with female embodiment. As Zhang illustrates in the case of early Chinese film actresses, their enactment of and transformation as modern women on and off the screen realized the larger...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Chris Berry China's New "Women's Cinema" Chris Berry "Women's cinema" ~1 '€l-J5 ) is a term that has come into common critical usage in the People's Republic of China over the last year or two. Certainly, Chinese commentators are aware of Western femi• nisms, and some have also...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... scholarship in the introduction to her collection Chinese Women’s Cinema: Trans- national Contexts. Wang writes: “Today, feminist film studies must step outside the restrictive framework of the nation-­state and criti- cally resituate gender and cinema in a transnational feminist con- figuration that...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... enables this essay to then focus specifically on gay Chinese melodramatic cinema. The conventions of Chinese melodramatic mise-en-scène offer moments of excess or hyperbole that the gay romance melodramas rely on to confront the question of gay sexuality in Chinese society. Li-Kong Hsu and Chi Yin's...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ways that critique the masculine underpinnings of art cinema. Central to this reading of Bier's director image and her films are the increasingly transnational dimensions of women's film practice and the broader decentering of paradigms of national cinema over the past two decades. Belinda...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2006
... phenomenon. This reciprocal exchange between cinema and the bulimic body may depend on the particular relationship between bulimia and literalization. In the third part of this article, while bearing in mind the partial and flawed representations of bulimic women in films, I will return to...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Manuel Ramos-Martínez This essay examines the political significance of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's work with actors in their cinema practice. Straub and Huillet's acting methodology is an essential aspect of their cinema and its struggle to undo militaristic, patriarchal, and...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 1–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., University of London. His essay is part of a forthcoming book entitled Remapping European Art Cinema . 01-Betz.sh 5/29/01 12:29 PM Page iv La notte (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/France, 1961). Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... per- sonal life, the film presents, more significantly, an ambivalent his- tory about Chinese women’s relationship to the cinema—the 232 • Camera Obscura promise of liberation and social mobility as well as the lure and risks of a new kind of commodification of the body by film tech- nology...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Mangeshkar. But postwar Chinese cinema lacks the male musical counterparts that are found in these other realms. Its singing stars are with few exceptions women, while men contribute to musical performances chiefly as composers, instrumentalists, or occasional duet partners. The feminization of vocal...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... both as artists and as women. Notes 1. Vidding collectives include groups like the Media Cannibals, the California Crew, and Apocalypse West; individual vidders typically work under pseudonyms. 2. See Francesca Coppa, “A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness,” Cinema Journal  48...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 171–178.
Published: 01 December 2007
... reconstitution of the silent-cinema canon are high. Not only do we enlarge the territory of our shared visual repertoire but we also return to thinking about Sad Songs of Nitrate  •  177 women as differentiated industrial workers and accept the legacy of...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the documentaries. More accurately, this sub- jectivity is situated within a web of social and historical influences that impact the women’s experiences and contribute to localized feminist practices. 62  •  Camera Obscura A Cinema of Translation: Documentary, Collaboration, and...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
... published in Film International, Mechademia , and the International Journal of Communication . She is currently coediting a special issue for the Journal of Chinese Cinemas on Chinese animation. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 Figure 1. Zhang Mengqi, the filmmaker, scans her own face into a...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Moreover, the ongoing paucity of African American women’s images in film can consign rare exceptions to being evaluated too strictly in terms of repre- sentation and identity politics. Thus Illusions becomes a somewhat lonely stand-­in for black women’s cinema of its era, while other inroads...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... screening in the Tokyo Kinema movie theater. The actors pictured are Okada Yoshiko, right, and Tanaka Kinuyo, left. Reprinted from Toyo Cinema Weekly, 9 February 1933. New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood Catherine Russell The movie screen here is not simply the...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... eventually drive Lotus nearly mad. While this film can be read as a feminist critique of the relegation of women to an objectified and eroticized status in Chinese mythology, it also reinforces that status. The present-day Lotus, although clearly a victim of patriarchal and cultural oppression...