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Cinema

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780977015948
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622671
Cinema

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Chinese cinema has evolved for nearly a hundred years—from the earliest silent films to the latest box office blockbusters—with a host of renowned directors, screenwriters, and film stars in genres as diverse as martial arts movies, romance, melodrama, and political propaganda. Chinese cinema can be categorized into six generations, each generation reflecting the technology and culture of its time, the politics of government, and the aesthetics and convictions of the filmmakers.

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Subjects: Social Sciences

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