Table of contents for Representation of the cultural revolution in Chinese films by the Fifth Generation filmmakers : Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Tian Zhuangzhuang / Ming-May Jessie Chen and Mazharul Haque ; with a foreword by Phillip Gentile.

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Foreword by Phillip Gentile	i
Acknowledgments	v
Chapter I - Introduction	1
	Methodology	4
	Research Questions	9
	Review of literature pertaining to Cultural Revolution and Other Matters	10
		The Cultural Revolution and Relevant Events	10
		Chinese Directors and Their Films	14
		Intersections of Film and History	19
		Philosophy of History	22
		Film Theory and Ideological Analysis	26
Chapter II - The Cultural Revolution and the Chinese Film Industry	31
	The Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath	31
	The Cultural Revolution's Impact on Chinese Film Industry	44
	The Film Industry after the Cultural Revolution	52
Chapter III - The Fifth Generation Directors and Their Films tc "The Fifth Generation Directors 
and Their Films " \l 2 	61
	The Emergence of the Fifth Generation tc "	The Emergence of the Fifth Generation" 	61
	The Fifth Generation Directors, the Cultural Revolution, and Their Films	73
		Chen Kaige and Farewell, My Concubine	75
		Tian Zhuangzhuang and The Blue Kite	78
		Zhang Yimou and To Live	82
Chapter IV - The Intersections of Film and History	87
	Overview of the Philosophy of History	87
		Historical Objectivity vs. Historical Relativism	87
		The (Im)possibility of Objectivity	95
	Cinematic Re-presentation and Representation	102
		The Film as an Art	102
		Cinematic Subjectivity	107
	The Intersections of Film and History	112
Chapter V - Film as Historical Evidence	121
	A Relativistic View of Historical Films	121
	The Cinematic Representations of the Cultural Revolution	126
	Four Modes of Narrative	135
		The Cultural Revolution as Tragedy	140
		The Cultural Revolution as Comedy	159
		The Cultural Revolution as Irony	161
		The Cultural Revolution as Romance	166
Chapter VI - Conclusion	171
Bibliography	179
Index . . .	203

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

China -- In motion pictures.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Zhang, Yimou -- Criticism and interpretation.
Chen, Kaige, 1952- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tian, Zhuangzhuang -- Criticism and interpretation.