March 23, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 176 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367427757 - CAT# K454758
Series: China Perspectives
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China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future.
This book describes the history, present and future of China’s animation industry. The author divides the business’s 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works; themes; directions; artistic styles; techniques; industrial development; government support policies; business models; the nurturing of education and talent; broadcasting systems and animation.
Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.
I: 1978- 1988 ——Chinese Animation after the Reform and Opening up (I). 1. Overview 2. Creation and Exploration 3. Representative Works 4. Unique Artistic Style 5. Development, Representative Works and Features of Animations in the 1980s in Hongkong, China 6. The development of animation and TV animation series in the 1980s in Taiwan, China. II: 1989 - 1999 - Chinese Animation after the Reform and Opening Up (II). 1. Overview 2. Creation and Exploration 3. Representative Works 4. Representative Animation Works in Hong Kong, China and Their Characteristics in the 1990's 5. Animation Development and Representative Works of Taiwan, China in the 1990's. III: After the year of 2000 —— Chinese Animation Stepping into the New Century. 1. Overview 2. Representative Works 3. Art Short Film 4. Animation Education and Talent Cultivation 5. Summary of the Creation Characteristics in the Period 6. Representative Works of Animation in the Early 21st Century in Hong Kong, China and Their Characteristics 7. Representative Works of Animation in Taiwan, China in the Early 21st Century and Their Characteristics.