Taiwan Cinema : International Reception and Social Change, Hardback Book

Taiwan Cinema : International Reception and Social Change Hardback

Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-Yeh Rawnsley, Gary Rawnsley

Part of the Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia series



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages, 15 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9781138668164



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