Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change

1st Edition

Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Gary Rawnsley

Published June 13, 2017
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138668164 - CAT# Y327955
Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

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The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with particular focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and Kano. The book discusses key issues, including: why (until about 2008) Taiwan cinema underwent a decline, and how cinema is portraying current social changes in Taiwan, including changing youth culture and how it represents indigenous people in the historical narrative of Taiwan. The book also explores the reasons why current Taiwan cinema is receiving a much less enthusiastic response globally compared to its reception in previous decades. 

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