The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia, TAYLOR

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amhoanna
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The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia, TAYLOR

Post by amhoanna » Tue May 15, 2012 6:07 am

Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas: The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia
by Jeremy E. Taylor

http://routledge-ny.com/books/details/9780415493550/

Looks like an interesting book. Do any of the scholars here have access to it, or have read it?

"The Amoy-dialect film industry emerged in the 1950s, producing cheap, b-grade films in Hong Kong for direct export to the theatres of Manila Chinatown, southern Taiwan and Singapore. Films made in Amoy dialect - a dialect of Chinese - reflected a particular period in the history of the Chinese diaspora, and have been little studied due to their ambiguous place within the wider realm of Chinese and East Asian film history. This book represents the first full length, critical study of the origin, significant rise and rapid decline of the Amoy-dialect film industry..."
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Re: The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia, TAYLOR

Post by SimL » Tue May 15, 2012 9:34 am

Hi amhoanna,

I'm glad to see that Taylor's work has now been published as a book.

I met the author at an EATS (European Association of Taiwan Studies) Conference about 4-5 years ago. At the time, he told me that that was his topic of research. He's Australian, in fact, living in England at the time, IIRC (but perhaps only for the period of a research grant or something - I don't know for sure).

Thanks for posting the information.
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