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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Bearing Witness: Chinese Urban Cinema in the Era of "Transformation" (Zhuanxing) Zhang Zhen Part 1. Ideology, Film Practice, and the Market Rebel without a Cause? China's New Urban Generation and Postsocialist Filmmaking Yingjin Zhang The Independent Cinema of Jia Zhangke: From Postsocialist Realism to a Transnational Aesthetic Jason McGrath Getting Real: Chinese Documentary, Chinese Postsocialism Chris Berry Part 2. The Politics and Poetics of Urban Space Tear down the City: Reconstructing Urban Space in Contemporary Chinese Popular Cinema and Avant-Garde Art Sheldon H. Lu Tracing the City's Scars: Demolition and the Limits of the Documentary Impulse in the New Urban Cinema Yomi Braester Scaling the Skyscraper: Images of Cosmopolitan Consumption in Street Angel (1937) and Beautiful New World (1998) Augusta Palmer Whither the Walker Goes: Spatial Practices and Negative Poetics in 1990s Chinese Urban Cinema Linda Chiu-han Lai Part 3. The Production of Desire and Identities Ning Ying's Beijing Trilogy: Cinematic Configurations of Age, Class, and Sexuality Shuqin Cui Zhang Yuan's Imaginary Cities and the Theatricalization of the Chinese "Bastards" B¿r¿nice Reynaud Mr. Zhao On and Off the Screen: Male Desire and Its Discontent Xueping Zhong Maintaining Law and Order in the City: New Tales of the People's Police Yaohua Shi Urban Dreamscape, Phantom Sisters, and the Identity of an Emergent Art Cinema Zhang Zhen Appendix. The Urban Generation Filmmakers (compiled by Charles Leary) Bibliography Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Motion pictures -- China.
Cities and towns in motion pictures.
City and town life in motion pictures.