Sinophone Cinemas considers a range of multilingual, multidialect and multi-accented cinemas produced in Chinese-language locations outside mainland China.
Showcasing a variety of new and fascinating case studies from Britain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia, and canvassing a range of formats including commercial co-productions, short films, documentaries and independent films, the book highlights the contemporary screen cultures of Chinese-language communities situated on the margins of China and Chineseness.
It engages new sites of localisation, multilingualism, and difference that have emerged in Chinese film studies, ones that are not easily contained by the notion of diaspora.
The chapters cover a number of historical periods, geographical locations, and critical and methodological perspectives, such as the political economy of Sinophone film production, distribution, consumption and regulation; cinematic practices of Chinese and non-Chinese language resistance, complicity and transformation; and Sinophone communities as sites of cultural production and visual economies.
“This volume is a valuable source of new insights by those committed to working in the area of Sinophone cinemas. The lucid presentation of the subject makes it a perfect choice for classroom use”.
- Professor Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong
Sinophone Cinemas, edited by Audrey Yue and Olivia Khoo
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, January 2014
India In Flux: Living Resistance presented at MIFF
India In Flux: Living Resistance at Melbourne International Film Festival 2014 is the first public…
The Journey from AIDS to HIV
The School of Media, Film and Journalism hosted a fascinating preview of Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to…
Face of AIDS and HIV: an international film archive
The School of Media, Film and Journalism is proud to host a special preview of Transmission: The Journey…
Monash’s hidden boutique cinema
By Ye Yuan On the sixth floor of the B building, not accessible via the…
Remapping Indigenous Filmmaking
Dr Therese Davis and Dr Romaine Moreton present findings from their recently completed Screen Australia Research and Publication Partnership Program project and launch the new Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography.
Special screening of The Grandmaster
In a new special screening season, Monash University’s Film and Screen Studies presents The Grandmaster…
Monash cinema experts in Seattle
Three Monash Film and Screen Studies academics presented at the SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media…
Composing for the Australian screen
A public lecture by renowned Australian composer Mary Finsterer followed by a screening of the…
Cultural specificity in Indonesian film
David Hanan writes of his work on Indonesian film My work on Indonesian cinema has focused…
B is for Bad Cinema
Monash University’s Film and Screen Studies experts, Dr Claire Perkins and Associate Professor Con Verevis,…
Wigs, tans, boobs: American hustling for Oscars
“Some of this actually happened.” So reads the non-committal title card that precedes the opening scene of David O’Russell’s sixth feature, American Hustle (2013) – a film nominated for 10 Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Student-centred learning seminar
A seminar on student-centred learning – contemporary Malaysian and Australian perspective will be held on…