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By Sean Macdonald

By the flip of the twenty first century, animation construction has grown to hundreds of thousands of hours a yr 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 fairly unknown.

This publication is an historic and theoretical research 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 this present day actually all started within the Nineteen Fifties on the Shanghai Animation movie Studio (SAFS), which remained the only real animation studio till the Eighties. contemplating animation in China as a convergence of the associations of schooling, wonderful arts, literature, pop culture, and picture, the e-book takes comparative ways that hyperlink SAFS animation to modern cultural creation together with American and jap animation, Pop paintings, and mass media concept. via readings of vintage movies resembling Princess Iron Fan, Uproar in Heaven, Princess Peacock, and Nezha Conquers the Dragon King, this examine represents a revisionist background of animation within the PRC as a kind of "postmodernism with chinese language characteristics."

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

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