By Sean Macdonald
By the flip of the twenty first century, animation construction has grown to hundreds of thousands of hours a 12 months within the People’s Republic of China (PRC). regardless of this, and in contrast to American blockbuster productions and the various genres of eastern anime, a lot animation from the PRC continues to be fairly unknown.
This e-book is an old and theoretical research of animation within the PRC. even supposing the Wan Brothers produced the 1st function size lively movie in 1941, the as we all know it at the present time really begun within the Nineteen Fifties on the Shanghai Animation movie Studio (SAFS), which remained the only real animation studio until eventually the Eighties. contemplating animation in China as a convergence of the associations of schooling, effective arts, literature, pop culture, and movie, the publication takes comparative methods that hyperlink SAFS animation to modern cultural construction together with American and jap animation, Pop paintings, and mass media conception. via readings of vintage movies resembling Princess Iron Fan, Uproar in Heaven, Princess Peacock, and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, this learn represents a revisionist background of animation within the PRC as a kind of "postmodernism with chinese language characteristics."
As a theoretical exploration of animation within the People’s Republic of China, this book will allure vastly to scholars and students of animation, movie reports, chinese language reviews, cultural reports, political and cultural theory.
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Animation in China: History, Aesthetics, Media (Routledge Contemporary China Series) by Sean Macdonald