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New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood

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Examining constructions of gender, nationalism, and modernity in films produced in China and Japan in the 1920s and early 1930s, this special issue of Camera Obscura is the first collection of feminist research on Asian cinema of the silent period. Actresses emerged for the first time in the Asian public sphere in the late 1910s, making the convention of the female impersonator obsolete and giving human faces to the many social transformations of urban modernity. During this period, filmmaking started to establish itself ...

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New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood
2006, Duke University Press, Durham, N.C

ISBN-13: 9780822366249

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