Variables of Transnational Authorship: Hou Hsiao-hsien and Wei Te-sheng

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Vitali, V. 2017. Variables of Transnational Authorship: Hou Hsiao-hsien and Wei Te-sheng. in: Chiu, Kuei-fen, Rawnsley, Ming-yeh and Rawnsley, Gary (ed.) Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change Abingdon, Oxon and New York, NY Routledge. pp. 25-38
AuthorsVitali, V.
EditorsChiu, Kuei-fen, Rawnsley, Ming-yeh and Rawnsley, Gary
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The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with particular focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and Kano. The book discusses key issues, including: why (until about 2008) Taiwan cinema underwent a decline, and how cinema is portraying current social changes in Taiwan, including changing youth culture and how it represents indigenous people in the historical narrative of Taiwan. The book also explores the reasons why current Taiwan cinema is receiving a much less enthusiastic response globally compared to its reception in previous decades.

Book titleTaiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change
Page range25-38
Year2017
PublisherRoutledge
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Print26 Jun 2017
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Deposited16 Jun 2017
Place of publicationAbingdon, Oxon and New York, NY
ISBN978-1138668164
1138668168
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/Taiwan-Cinema-International-Reception-and-Social-Change/Chiu-Rawnsley-Rawnsley/p/book/9781138668164
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