The ambiguity of entertainment: Chinese cinema in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, 1941-1945

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Abstract

The Chinese cinema under Japanese Occupation during World War II has been peripheralized in the official narrative of the history of Chinese cinema, but the films of the Occupation force us to rethink the multivalent, ambiguous relations between politics and film art.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-84
Number of pages19
JournalCinema Journal
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997

Keywords

  • movies
  • motion picture industry
  • entertainment
  • Chinese culture
  • propaganda
  • film criticism
  • Japanese culture
  • nationalism
  • East Asian politics
  • ambiguity

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