Ideology and Utopia in China's New Wave Cinema

Globalization and Its Chinese Discontents

  • Xiaoping Wang

Part of the Chinese Literature and Culture in the World book series (CLCW)

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Ideology and Utopia in China’s New Wave Cinema investigates the ways in which New Wave filmmakers represent China in this age of neoliberal reform. Analyzing this paradigm shift in independent cinema, this text explores the historicity of the cinematic form and its cultural-political visions. Through a close reading of the narrative strategy of key films in New Wave Cinema, Xiaoping Wang studies the movement’s impact on film, literature, culture and politics.


China's new cinema sixth generation filmmakers Chinese postsocialist culture xianchan aesthetic new poor China new middle class China globalism China contemporary Chinese culture independent film industry China new wave cinema China utopian China neoliberal ideology China Marxist Marxism Chinese cultural politics Chinese class system

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  • Xiaoping Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chinese Language and CultureHuaqiao University, Xiamen CampusXiamenChina

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