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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in the first place. In focusing on Lesbian Factory (dir. Susan Chen, 2010), a documentary by the Taiwan International Workers’ Association on the collaborative effort of Taiwanese activists and queer Filipina migrant workers to push for better migrant labor rights, this article tracks how the documentary...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Technological University, Singapore. He has a book forthcoming about the contemporary Chinese presence in Hollywood. Fleeing by Night (Yeben, dir. Li-Kong Hsu and Chi Yin, Taiwan/China, 2000) Tactics of Tears: Excess/Erasure in the Gay Chinese Melodramas of Fleeing by Night and Lan Yu...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... geographic, physical, conceptual with a demented flourish. 1 That description would also be true of Shu Lea. She was born in Taiwan and came of age as an artist in the 1980s in New York City. She has settled in Paris and works in Germany, the UK, Austria, and many spaces in between. Hers is a transborder...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
... recently, Taiwan’s Women Make Waves (2005 was its CO63_07_White.1.indd 147 11/13/06 12:05:43 PM 148  •  Camera Obscura twelfth edition) and the Women’s Film Festival in Seoul (founded in 1997) have emerged as vital sites...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 218–219.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Press, 2001. Loshitzky, Yosefa. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001. Lu, Tonglin. Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. MacDonald, Scott. The Garden in the Machine...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 37–61.
Published: 01 December 2006
... serves to fill the empty place of the supposedly unique Chinese “thing” in a community destroyed not only by the process of mod- ernization but also by the political rivalry between mainland China and Taiwan. Knockoff is a colloquial term used to describe a consumer product that is a poor...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., nostalgia usually assumes the form of cultural self-reflection by way of stories about traditional China, stories which receive their sharpest focus in the rural country• side or in remote geographical areas beyond Han Chinese boundaries. Directors from Taiwan and Hong Kong, on the other hand, often...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., learning that his crime was one of love, appointed him patron god of homosexuals and safeguard of homosexual affections.28 He was posthumously deified as Tu Er Shen, the Rabbit God, and a temple was dedicated to his worship in Yonghe, Taiwan.29 Because this historical reference is not com- monly...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... smaller women’s film festivals — including two African American women’s festivals. I am finding out about festivals all the time — in Lju- bljana, in Chile. I’m proud that WMM has actually played a role with some of them: Women Make Waves in Taiwan and Film Mor in Istanbul started with WMM films...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... was released in Hong Kong and Taiwan (where no import restrictions were imposed) on the same date in that it was released in the US and Canada, but it failed to receive its distribution permit in mainland China at that time. It was unclear why, although an Internet source specu- lated...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... The Hole (dir. Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 1998) is one of a number of contemporary Chinese-language films that invoke the past by way of sonic reference. The film is about a nameless man and woman living in present-day Taipei, played by Lee Kang-sheng and Yang Kuei-mei, respectively, who...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to The Wedding Banquet (dir. Ang Lee, Taiwan/US, and Fire (dir. Deepa Mehta, Canada/India, in chapter of Feng, Identities in Motion. Martin F. Manalansan IV, “In the Shadows of Stonewall: Examining Gay Transnational Politics and the Diasporic Dilemma,” in The Politics of Culture...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
... suspended in never-never land, for instance, while the World Wildlife Federation markets a line of silk ties (manufactured in Taiwan, no less) with prints of endangered species on them. In such scenarios, “One set of entities becomes the environment, often threat- ening, of the represented object...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... 14 of The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (New York: Vintage, 1999), 237 58. 27. I am indebted to Jean Ma s discussion of the freeze-frame and its location between life and death in Hou Hsiao-Hsien s A City of Sadness (Taiwan, 1989) for this extrapolation...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... from Taiwan flu” (38). It is precisely the kind of “pointless” or “non~ensical’~show that parents hate. Bill reported that his father “won’t let me watch that crazy show.” Kate, acknowledging that “it’s kinda funny-talking,” said that her father does not like her to watch it either, though...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 75–101.
Published: 01 September 1993
... of Rouge. Notice, however, the dialogue of the Taiwan released version of the film: Fleur asks Yuan how old the young couple are. He responds, “16,15,14,” echoing and underscoring his relational position to Chen Zhenbang who earlier responds to Fleur’s questions about his concubines...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... textual collapse.” 17 Art films conspicuously incorporating an external, earlier text within their own boundaries have in fact frequently turned to incest to allegorize their fissured peripheries and unsettled intelligibility, as we see in Tsai Ming-liang's The River (Taiwan, 1997), Pedro Almodóvar's...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... postmod- ern” films.1 Popular in Taiwan, Finland, Uruguay, and Brazil, Run Lola Run especially has garnered global appeal. The film’s love story, creative use of technology, and catchy techno-music score certainly contributed to its popularity; it was released in thirty- seven countries and has...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... laborers in New York City were “Chi- nese women, recent immigrants from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.”54 By the mid-­1990s, the neoliberalization of global trade marked by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the Agreement...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... before 1949, when the Communists drove the Nationalists to the island of Taiwan and founded the People’s Republic of China on the mainland. In standard Chinese film historiography, therefore, its connotation has been mainly negative or even pejorative, because early cin- ema as a whole is not only...