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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... (ed. Zhang Ying jin, 1999), and Spaces of Their Own (ed. Mayfair Yang, 1999). She is currently completing a book on early Chinese film culture and vernacular modernity. Xuan Jinglin in An Amorous History of the Silver Screen (Mingxing, 1931), directed by Zhang Shichuan. Courtesy China Film...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Weihong Bao Weihong Bao 2005 Weihong Bao is a PhD candidate pursuing a joint degree in East Asian languages and civilizations and cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago. She is writing a dissertation on aesthetic affect and political modernism in modern Chinese film...
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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 (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 (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
...Lingzhen Wang In December 1978, the Chinese government formally laid out its economic reform policy, thereby marking the beginning of a new post-Mao era. As economic reform deepened around the mid-1980s, the state began to openly retreat from its former socialist commitments—including...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Huike Wen Dwelling Narrowness ( Wo ju , translated literally as “snail dwelling”) became Chinese netizens' “favorite TV drama” in 2009. In this paper, I focus on a complex of issues in contemporary Chinese society about which Dwelling Narrowness provoked extensive discussion: love, sex...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... for homosexuality in the Chinese diaspora. The four videos ( Myth(s) of Creation, Mother/Land, Movements East-West , and [os] ) that make up Xin Lu: A Travelogue in Four Parts combine memoir with a meditation on the discursive construction of travel narratives. Building on Ma's earlier work ( Toc Storee and Slanted...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Wen], Hong Kong, 1957), which introduced to Chinese-language cinema the figure of the carefree singing and dancing teenager. The figure she cuts in the film, and in many other of her vehicles, is sunny to the point of relentlessness and wholesome and upright to the point of unbelievability...
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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 (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 (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Yiman Wang Camera Obscura 2005 Yiman Wang is currently an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor of East Asian studies and cultural studies at Haverford College. Her works have appeared in Chinese Films in Focus: Twenty-five New Takes (2003), the Quarterly...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 8–40.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Benjamin2 Like living things, words and phrases undergo fates inconceivable at their moments of birth. In contemporary Chinese writings, especially of the kind that we encounter in the media-newspaper articles, reviews in non-academic journals, and popular political discourses - from time...
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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 (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., 1929) and The Mask of Fu Manchu (dir. Charles Brabin and Charles Vidor, US, 1932), which starred Caucasian actors in yellowface, Daughter of the Dragon features two of the most celebrated stars of Asian descent of the time: the Chinese American flapper Anna May Wong and the Japanese silent-era...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 75–101.
Published: 01 September 1993
... narratives and a story with which Chinese history and literature are peppered’-Rouge is remarkable since it confounds traditional narrative closure by preventing the ex- pected outcome promised by the terms of the Oedipal contract. What is the devoted Fleur (Anita Mui Yim-fong...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Drum Song and Specters of Modernity Juliana Chang The showgirl’s striptease in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammer- stein’s Chinese American musical Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961) is risqué to be sure, but the scandalous nature of the scene lies not in the success...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 104–125.
Published: 01 September 1996
... male were transformed from the weaklings of earlier Cantonese comedies and given new identities as stylish playboys or muscular heroes. A unique combination of Western body building and Chinese Kung Fu (with an admixture of James Bond karate and Mainland flying action) were 108 brought together...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., experimental use of image, color, sound, and editing-and in terms of its content-a love affair between two men." Unlike many contemporary Chinese films, Wong's work does not seem to be emotionally invested in the usual sites of nostalgia such as rural life or the remote areas of China...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in virtual worlds and the racialization of labor in massively multiplayer online role-playing games. The CCTV image capture of Howard Bern in the Chinese embassy, 24, episode 21, aired 9 May 2005 Interfaces of Identity: Oriental Traitors and Telematic Profiling in24 Lisa Nakamura...