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On A Chinese Screen

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : UOM:39015013242162
Genre : Authors, English
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On A Chinese Screen

Author : W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 9781409090618
Genre : Travel
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Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling fifteen hundred miles up the Yangtze river. Always more interested in people than places, he noted down acute and finely crafted sketches of those he met on countless scraps of paper. In the resulting collection we encounter Western missionaries, army officers and company managers who are culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation. Maugham keenly observes, and gently ridicules, their dogged and oblivious persistence with the life they know.
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Panels From A Chinese Screen

Author : Alice Barnett
ISBN : UOM:39015080969457
Genre : Songs (Medium voice) with piano
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On A Chinese Screen

Author : W. Somerset W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 1726171647
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On a Chinese Screen, also known as On a Chinese Screen: Sketches of Life in China, is a travel book by W. Somerset Maugham, first published in 1922. It is a series of short sketches Maugham made during a trip along the Yangtze River in 1919-1920, and although ostensibly about China the book is equally focused on the various westerners he met during the trip and their struggles to accept or adapt to the cultural differences they encounter, which are often as enormous and as alienating as the country itself.

On A Chinese Screen

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 0405078374
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The Travel Books

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : UCSC:32106002001995
Genre : Burma
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Chinese Identities On Screen

Author : Klaus Mühlhahn
ISBN : 9783643902702
Genre : Social Science
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Since 1978, the changes brought on by China's reforms have had an inevitable and significant impact on the development of literature, the arts, and the whole spectrum of culture. As well, contemporary Chinese films have reflected this transition towards commercialization and internationalization, which has included constant changes in cultural policies and the economic conditions for film production. The articles in this collection argue that contemporary Chinese films display a profound shift in identity construction. They explore Chinese identities related to class, nation, and gender, and they highlight aspects of individual identity. All of these are marked by contradiction, tension, multiple versions, changes over time, and other evidence of contingency and construction. The book draws attention to uncertain and unpredictable qualities of "Chineseness" which are often torn between past and present, but are also increasingly comprised of local, national, and global elements. (Series: Chinese History and Society / Berliner China-Hefte - Vol. 40)
Category: Social Science

Futures Of Chinese Cinema

Author : Olivia Khoo
ISBN : 9781841502748
Genre : Performing Arts
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"With the burgeoning interest in Chinese film, this interdisciplinary collection investigates how new technologies, changing production constraints and shifting viewing practices have shaped perceptions of Chinese screen cultures. Futures of Chinese Cinema contains essays by international scholars considering new directions in Chinese cinema. After the devastation of the economic crisis, the uncertainty of the Hong Kong handover and the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the late twentieth century and beyond has seen the emergence of a number of fresh new works from the region's film-makers. For the first time, scholars from film studies, media studies, history and sociology have been brought together in their focus on the concepts of technology and temporality in these films."--P. [4] of cover.
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China On Screen

Author : Chris Berry
ISBN : 9780231137065
Genre : History
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In China on Screen, Chris Berry and Mary Farquhar, leaders in the field of Chinese film studies, explore more than one hundred years of Chinese cinema and nation. Providing new perspectives on key movements, themes, and filmmakers, Berry and Farquhar analyze the films of a variety of directors and actors, including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. They argue for the abandonment of "national cinema" as an analytic tool and propose "cinema and the national" as a more productive framework. With this approach, they show how movies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora construct and contest different ideas of Chinese nation -- as empire, republic, or ethnicity, and complicated by gender, class, style, transnationalism, and more. Among the issues and themes covered are the tension between operatic and realist modes, male and female star images, transnational production and circulation of Chinese films, the image of the good foreigner -- all related to different ways of imagining nation. Comprehensive and provocative, China on Screen is a crucial work of film analysis.
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The Double Screen

Author : Wu Hung
ISBN : 9781861898425
Genre : Art
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This book contemplates a large problem: what is a traditional Chinese painting? Wu Hung answers this question through a comprehensive analysis of the screen, a major format and a popular pictorial motif in traditional China. With a broad array of examples ranging from the early centuries C.E. to the 1800s, he explores the screen’s position in art – as an important site for artistic imagination, as an illusionary representation on a flat surface, and as an architectural device defining cultural conventions. A screen occupies a space and divides it, supplies an ideal surface for painting, and has been a favourite pictorial image in Chinese art since antiquity. With its diverse roles, the screen has provided Chinese painters with endless opportunities to reinvent their art. The author argues that any understanding of Chinese painting must include discussion of its material forms as well as its intimate connection with cultural context and convention. Thus, The Double Screen offers a powerful non-western perspective on diverse artistic and cultural genres, from portraiture and pictorial narrative to voyeurism and masquerade, and will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history of art and Asian studies as well as to students and specialists in the field.
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The W Somerset Maugham Reader

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 1589790723
Genre : Literary Collections
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The W. Somerset Maugham Reader presents the full range of Maugham's literary capa bilities, from his early works of social realism to his dramatic tales of love and revenge and his pieces on travel to exotic lands. Featured are stories, and book excerpts for which Maugham is famous, as well as pieces that focus on his recurring themes - flight from sexual repression, the decay of Europeans transplanted to the tropics, and marriages turned unhappy or violent. The novel The Hero (1901) is presented in its entirety, as are ample selections from works including Liza of Lambeth (1897), Mrs. Craddock (1902), The Land of the Blessed Virgin: Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia (1905), The Magician (1908), The Trembling of a Leaf: Stories of the South Sea Islands (1921), and On a Chinese Screen (1922).
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China Screen

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015148054
Genre : Motion pictures
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An Amorous History Of The Silver Screen

Author : Zhang Zhen
ISBN : 0226982378
Genre : History
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Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature.
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The Lacquer Screen

Author : Robert van Gulik
ISBN : 0226849007
Genre : Fiction
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Early in his career, Judge Dee visits a senior magistrate who shows him a beautiful lacquer screen on which a scene of lovers has been mysteriously altered to show the man stabbing his lover. The magistrate fears he is losing his mind and will murder his own wife. Meanwhile, a banker has inexplicably killed himself, and a lovely lady has allowed Dee's lieutenant, Chiao Tai, to believe she is a courtesan. Dee and Chiao Tai go incognito among a gang of robbers to solve this mystery, and find the leader of the robbers is more honorable than the magistrate. "One of the most satisfyingly devious of the Judge Dee novels, with unusual historical richness in its portrayal of the China of the T'ang dynasty."-—New York Times Book Review "Even Judge Dee is baffled by Robert van Gulik's new mysteries in The Lacquer Screen. Disguised as a petty crook, he spends a couple of precarious days in the headquarters of the underworld, hobnobbing with the robber king. Dee's lively thieving friends furnish some vital clues to this strange and fascinating jigsaw."-—The Spectator "So scrupulously in the classic Chinese manner yet so nicely equipped with everything to satisfy the modern reader."-—New York Times Robert Van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from the popular detective novels that first appeared in the seventeenth century.
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China S Screen

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ISBN : IND:30000028571705
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