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  1. Commercializing Ideologies : Intellectuals and Cultural Production at the Mingxing (Star) Motion Picture Company, 1922 - 1938


    URL/Identifizierer http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/volltexte/2010/10406/pdf/Huang_Dissertation_UB.pdf
    Identifizierer alternativhttp://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/archiv/10406 URL; urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-opus-104061 URN
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberHuang, Xuelei
    Verleger Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2009
    Umfang 310 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmwirtschaft; Filmproduktion; China
    Beschreibung "This dissertation presents an in-depth look at a pioneering Chinese film company, the Mingxing (Star) Motion Picture Company, and reveals the ways in which intellectual ideas were transformed into part of commercial films as well as the implications of this production in a time of drastic social change in China. This study based on a wide range of primary source materials revises the conventional history of early Chinese cinema in many respects. I challenge the conventional categorization of screenwriters and directors along political or ideological lines and argue that cultural production at the commercial film company facilitated the dissemination of intellectual ideas through a combination of commercial drives and joint efforts of many allegedly radically different groups of filmmakers. With the aim to look into the dynamic process of cultural production at Mingxing, this study is divided into three parts. Part One (Chapter 1) reconstructs the institutional and economic history of Mingxing. Part Two (Chapters 2-4) presents a revisionist analysis of film producers at Mingxing. By unfolding a network of interactions and entanglements between Mingxing?s film directors and screenwriters, I argue that these persons acted as an intermediary that bridged the intellectual world and the film industry. In Part Three (Chapters 5-7), I analyze the narrative and thematic motifs of Mingxing films and show that issues expressed in films generally resonated with the contemporary intellectual discourse on modernity and national salvation. In doing so, I demonstrate that cinema played a largely unrecognized role in China's modern transformation in its specific ways." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Chapter 1 The Institutional History; Chapter 2 Yuanhu 鴛蝴/Zuoyi 左翼/GMD 國民黨: The Standard Story; Chapter 3 Cultural Professionals at Mingxing (I): Founding Members and Creative Staff in the 1920s; Chapter 4 Cultural Professionals at Mingxing (II): Creative Staff in the 1930s; Chapter 5 Melodrama plus Isms; Chapter 6 Addressing Current Issues: Isms (zhuyi) and Ideologies (yishi); Conclusion; Appendix I: Filmography; Appendix II: Tables; Bibliography; Lists of Primary Source Materials
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung
    RVK FWAP 44962; AP 58300
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAsien Orient Ferner Osten>>China und benachbarte Gebiete>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1930 - 1939>>
    SpracheEnglisch