An Anthology of Chinese Film Theory - 20th Century
An Anthology of Chinese Film Theory - 20th Century, published by China Film Press in 2003, is the revised version of Chinese Film Theory: An Anthology (1920-1989) edited by Luo Yijun. With the ending year being extended to the end of the 20th century, the revised version includes the best film theories in mainland China in almost one century. As the first systematic anthology of Chinese film theory in mainland China, the book, with the guidance of historical materialism and Marxist aesthetics, aims to collect various discussions of academic value in the history of Chinese film theories and reflect changes of film thought in different period of history.
Based on a chronological sequence, this book comprises three parts. The first part includes representative Chinese film theories between 1920 and 1949, the second part between 1950 and 1976, and the third part between 1977 and 2000. The main factors that decide whether an article can be included in this anthology are its academic value, its social influence and representativeness as specific film thought, and the author’s contribution to the development of Chinese film history. Every article in this book is preceded by a brief introduction written by the editor, which includes an introduction about the author, the background when the article was composed, and the influence and abstract of the article.
Chinese film and television industry has seen a rapid growth since reform and opening up: the number of audience has been increasing drastically and hundreds of university started to offer film and television major. Therefore, this book meets social need perfectly. Besides, it expands the research scope of Chinese film studies and promotes the development of Chinese film theory.