Suggested Texts

The textbooks below are suggested for this course.We do not necessarily study each and everyone of them from cover to cover. We’ll read excerpts of the books because they offer critical perspectives and foci throughout the semester. You are encouraged to read the excerpts available online in course syllabus page.

  • Bathes, Roland. Mythologies Noonday Press, 1957. ISBN: 0-374-52150-6
  • Chow, Rey. Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality and Ethnography in Contemporary Chinese CinemaColumbia University Press, 1995. ISBN: 0-231-07683-5
  • Lu, Sheldon. Transnational Chinese Cinemas. University of Hawaii Press, 1998. ISBN:0-8248-1845-8
  • Lu, Sheldon. China, Transnational Visuality, Global Postmodernity, Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0-8047-4204-9
  • Lu, Sheldon. ed. Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics Politics, University of Hawaii Press, 2005,  ISBN: 0-8248-2869-0
  • Zhang, Yingjin, Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China,  University of Hawaii Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3337-4