Encyclopedia of Chinese Film

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Chinese Film

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Film, one of the first everencyclopedias in this area, provides alphabetically organizedentries on directors, genres, themes, and actors and actresses frommainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as 300 film synopses.Great care has been taken to provide solid cultural and historicalcontext to the facts. The alphabetical entries are preceded by asubstantial historical section, incorporating material on the themain studios and analysing the impact of Chinese film abroad aswell as at home in recent years.This Encyclopedia meets the needs, equally, of:the film studies scholarthe student of Chinese culturethe specialist in Chinese filmthe curious viewer wanting to know more.Additional features include:comprehensive cross-references and suggestions for furtherreadinga list of relevant websitesa chronology of films and a classified contents listthree indexes (one of film and tv titles with directors namesand year of release, one of names including actors, writers,directors and producers and one of studios, all with pinyinromanizations)a glossary of pinyin romanizations, Chinese characters andEnglish equivalents to aid the specialist in moving between Chinesetitles and English translations.https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780203195550