Taiwan Cinema. International Reception and Social Change

Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Gary Rawnsle (eds.), Taiwan Cinema, International Reception and Social Change, London, Routledge, 2017. 272 p.

The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with partiuclar focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and Kano. The book discusses key issues, including: why (until about 2008) Taiwan cinema underwent a decline, and how cinema is portraying current social changes in Taiwan, including changing youth culture and how it represents indigenous people in the historical narrative of Taiwan. The book also explores the reasons why current Taiwan cinema is receiving a much less enthusiastic response globally compared to its reception in previous decades.

 


Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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