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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 42–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Janet Bergstrom Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Theater of Everyday Life: Ulrike Ottinger's China: The Arrs, Everyday Life Janet Bergstrom West Berlin has had a strong documentary filmmaking movement throughout the history of the New German...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Chris Berry Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 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...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Sasha Torres Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Figure 1. War and Remembrance: Televisual Narrative, National Memory, and China Beach Sasha Torres I. Memory: Televisual, Popular, National In “The Gift the last show of China Beach’s third season on ABC...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Amanda Howell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Figure 1. Colleen comforts Hue San (China Beach, "Independence Day" 25 October 1989). Reproducing the Past: Popular History and Family Melodrama on China Beach...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...China Medel This article examines the role of image culture in producing collective memory and opportunities for transnational solidarity in Alex Rivera’s science fiction film about the US-Mexico borderlands, Sleep Dealer (US/Mexico, 2008). The article shows that the film offers two contrasting...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jinying Li This article examines the Folk Memory Project, a collective documentary initiative in China that organized young filmmakers to return to their home villages to interview elders and unearth silenced memories of the devastating Chinese Great Famine of 1959–61. Focusing on two films...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (1966–76) and the socially detached and universal individualism, naturalized sexual difference, and essentialized female consciousness newly mainstreamed around the mid-1980s in China. The article argues that the dismissal of Zhang toward the end of the 1980s reveals both the transformation of Chinese...
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Published: 01 May 2021
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
... factories along the Mexico-US border began relocating to China, leaving behind thousands of unemployed workers and a chaotic urban milieu devastated by faulty infrastructure and toxic industrial waste. The story is told from the perspective of resilient workers-activists ( promotoras ), dauntless women like...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of codependence among various gendered, sexualized, and racialized groups, between the US and its overseas market, and between China and the US. Victor Fan is assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and the World Cinemas Program at McGill University, specializing in Chinese cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Alison Wielgus This essay considers the role that Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (BBC/SundanceTV, 2013) and Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC/SundanceTV, 2017) play in the post-network television landscape. Situating the series among the globalized genre of serialized post-network crime shows...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Pingfan Zhang Abstract Recent decades have witnessed a booming film industry portraying the Nanjing Massacre, both within and outside Mainland China, which is closely related to contemporary Chinese political, socioeconomic, and cultural transformations. This article examines the USC Shoah...
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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 (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 37–61.
Published: 01 December 2006
...-011  © 2006 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 37 38  •  Camera Obscura On Tsui’s Chinese motifs, Teo elaborates, “Tsui shares with all his new wave colleagues a concern for China. His interpretation of the China question, whether as an allegory for 1997 or as emo...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at Willamette University. She holds a PhD from the Department of Communication at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Television and the Modernization Ideal in 1980s China (Lexington, 2013), as well as articles on media and gender and Chinese television and social change. Her academic interests...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Language," was a pioneering work in the evolution of China's new cinema when it was published in 1979. In 1981, she directed her first film, The Drive to Win, about the life of a woman basketball player. After another period teaching in the Academy, she completed her second film, Sacrificed Youth...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of forms, including high-profile exhibi- tions of her films in large US cities; the publication of two biogra- Copyright © 2005 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 60, Volume 20, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 159 160  •  Camera Obscura phies;1 a play titled China Doll;2...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 1988
... showing a foreign movie." That was 1976, and foreign movies were just beginning to be shown in China again. Even though it was very cold and almost one in the morning, I went down. I saw that the square in front of our building was packed with people. They were all waiting for the door of the hall...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... including the women and the children. Among many of those who do not understand English, whenever they see a female star in a shadow play, they always call her “Baolian,” as if the word “Baolian” has become a common noun. One can imagine her fame in China.1 Copyright © 2005 by Weihong Bao...