Taiwan cinema: International reception and social change

Kuei Fen Chiu, Ming Yeh T. Rawnsley, Gary D. Rawnsley

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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 such as 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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9781351691338
ISBN (Print)9781138668164
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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