China Forever: The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema

Poshek Fu (Editor)

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Abstract

Started in Shanghai in the 1920s, the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio began to dominate the worldwide Chinese film market after moving its production facilities to Hong Kong in 1957. Drawing together scholars from such diverse disciplines as history, cultural geography, and film studies, China Forever addresses how the Shaw Brothers raised the production standards of Hong Kong cinema, created a pan-Chinese cinema culture and distribution network, helped globalize Chinese-language cinema, and appealed to the cultural nationalism of the Chinese who found themselves displaced and unsettled in many parts of the world during the twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUrbana, IL
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)978-0-252-03273-8, 978-0-252-07500-1
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Publication series

NamePopular Culture and Politics in Asia Pacific

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