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The Age of New WavesArt Cinema and the Staging of Globalization$
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James Tweedie

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199858286

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.001.0001

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On Living in a Young City

On Living in a Young City

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(p.276) {9} On Living in a Young City
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The Age of New Waves
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James Tweedie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0010

As Chinese filmmakers concentrate on the new urban spaces under development across the country, they also experiment with new cinematic technology, especially the ultraportable DV cameras that have revolutionized guerrilla and documentary production. This chapter focuses on the relationship between new image-making technology and cities reimagined as youthful environments rather than the seat of power and history. Directors like Lou Ye and Andrew Cheng embody this transition to an independent and mobile cinema. While he began his career with a series of films set in his hometown of Fenyang, Jia Zhangke’s most recent work reflects this fascination with cities envisioned as both new creations and crystallizations of history, including China’s socialist past.

Keywords:   chinese new wave, china’s sixth generation, cities, documentary, shanghai, chengdu, beijing, Lou Ye, Andrew Cheng, Jia Zhangke

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