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FIERY CINEMA: THE EMERGENCE OF AN AFFECTIVE MEDIUM IN CHINA, 1915-1945. Weihong Bao. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2015. 464 pp. 21 x 13 cm. ISBN 9780816681334 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 166439. Publisher's description: What was cinema in modern China? It was, this book tells us, a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao's term, an affective medium, a distinct notion of the medium as mediating environment with the power to stir passions, frame perception, and mold experience. In Fiery Cinema, Bao traces the permutations of this affective medium from the early through the mid-twentieth century, exploring its role in aesthetics, politics, and social institutions. Mapping the changing identity of cinema in China in relation to Republican-era print media, theatrical performance, radio broadcasting, television, and architecture, Bao has created an archaeology of Chinese media culture. Within this context, she grounds the question of spectatorial affect and media technology in China's experience of mechanized warfare, colonial modernity, and the shaping of the public into consumers, national citizens, and a revolutionary collective subject.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 166438
Hardcover $105.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.

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