Thirty-two New Takes on Taiwan Cinema

Emilie Yueh-Yu YEH (Editor), Darrell William DAVIS (Editor), Wenchi LIN (Editor)

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Thirty-two New Takes on Taiwan Cinema covers thirty-two films from Taiwan, addressing a flowering of new talent, moving from art film to genre pictures, and nonfiction. Beyond the conventional framework of privileging "New and Post-New Cinema," or prominence of auteurs or single films, this volume is a comprehensive, judicious take on Taiwan cinema that fills gaps in the literature, offers a renewed historiography, and introduces new creative force and voices of Taiwan's moving image culture to produce a leading and accessible work on Taiwan film and culture.
Film-by-film is conceived as the main carrier of moving picture imagery for a majority of viewers, across the world. The curation offers an array of formal, historical, genre, sexual, social, and political frames, which provide a rich brew of contexts. This surfeit of meanings is carried by individual films, one by one, which breaks down abstractions into narrative bites and outsized emotions.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Number of pages563
ISBN (Electronic)9780472220397
ISBN (Print)9780472075461, 9780472055463
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2022

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© 2022 by Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Darrell William Davis, and Wenchi Lin. All rights reserved.


  • Area studies
  • Chang Tso-chi
  • Cultural studies
  • East Asian film
  • Edward Yang
  • Film and cultures
  • Film festivals
  • Gangster films
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien
  • King Hu
  • Lee Hsing
  • LGBTQ film
  • Li Han-hsiang
  • Media Studies
  • National cinema
  • Nonfiction film
  • Sylvia Chang
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan cinema
  • Taiwan New Cinema movement
  • Tsai Ming-liang
  • Wei Te-sheng
  • World cinema


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