Primitive Passions

Primitive Passions : Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema

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Chow situates contemporary Chinese film within the broad context of Chinese history and culture, giving readers a glimpse of the unique shared identity that characterizes the current crop of outstanding filmmakers, such as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 153.42 x 228.09 x 17.53mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0231076835
  • 9780231076838
  • 546,772

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A rich and powerful work that provides both a dazzling synthesis of contemporary cultural theory and at the same time an exemplary critique of Chinese cinema. It is a book to be read and re-read and is thus highly recommended because it is more than a film book. It engages directly with the problems Chinese culture faces in a changing world. China Information
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About Rey Chow

Rey Chow is the author, most recently, of Ethics After Idealism: Theory-Culture-Ethnicity-Reading.
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30 ratings
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4 40% (12)
3 20% (6)
2 3% (1)
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