By Sean Macdonald

By the flip of the twenty first century, animation construction has grown to millions of hours a 12 months within the People’s Republic of China (PRC). regardless of this, and in contrast to American blockbuster productions and the various genres of eastern anime, a lot animation from the PRC is still particularly unknown.

This ebook is an ancient and theoretical learn of animation within the PRC. even though the Wan Brothers produced the 1st characteristic size lively movie in 1941, the as we all know it at the present time really started within the Fifties on the Shanghai Animation movie Studio (SAFS), which remained the only real animation studio till the Nineteen Eighties. contemplating animation in China as a convergence of the associations of schooling, fantastic arts, literature, pop culture, and picture, the publication takes comparative ways that hyperlink SAFS animation to modern cultural creation together with American and eastern animation, Pop paintings, and mass media idea. via readings of vintage movies corresponding to Princess Iron Fan, Uproar in Heaven, Princess Peacock, and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, this learn represents a revisionist historical past of animation within the PRC as a sort of "postmodernism with chinese language characteristics."

As a theoretical exploration of animation within the People’s Republic of China, this book will attraction significantly to scholars and students of animation, movie experiences, chinese language reports, cultural reviews, political and cultural theory.

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