Chinese women's cinema has attracted increasing critical attention since the first decade of the twenty-first century. Chinese Women's Cinema, edited by Lingzhen Wang, includes sixteen essays and an introduction. Together, they cover the representative work of noteworthy Chinese women filmmakers in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as Chinese films that focus on female protagonists and women's issues in the context of the Chinese diaspora from the 1920s to 2007. The book provides further insight into the subject by reconfiguring the relationship between film discourse and women's cinema in the transnational feminist context.

Scholarly debates concerning women, feminism, and films, which tend to leave China out of the picture, are discussed in such books as Feminism and Film Theory, edited by Constance Penley (Routledge, 1988); Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies, edited by Martha McCaughey and Neal King (University of Texas Press, 2001); Mary Ann Doane's...

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