Chinese movie magazines : from Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao, 1921-1951 /

"Together with the development of the Chinese film industry in the 1920s came the birth of the Chinese movie magazine. The first was published in Shanghai in 1921, and more than 300 film related periodicals followed before the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and the clos...

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Author / Creator:Fonoroff, Paul, author.
Imprint:Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Description:288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Language:English
Subject:Motion pictures -- Periodicals -- History -- 20th century.
Chinese periodicals -- History -- 20th century.
Magazine covers -- China -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Fan magazines.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion picture industry.
Motion picture industry -- Periodicals.
Magazine covers.
Motion pictures -- Periodicals.
China.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12310624
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ISBN:9780520300484
0520300483
Notes:"First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Thames & Hudson Ltd."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Together with the development of the Chinese film industry in the 1920s came the birth of the Chinese movie magazine. The first was published in Shanghai in 1921, and more than 300 film related periodicals followed before the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and the closing of the last privately owned 'fanzine' in 1951. In addition to Shanghai - the 'Hollywood of the East' - Chinese-language movie magazines sprang up in major urban centers such as Beijing and Hong Kong, the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, and in cities with significant Chinese populations, such as Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok. The publications' contents were diverse, with around 25% devoted to Hollywood - a major influence - and others focusing exclusively on Chinese films. The cover designs were equally diverse, ranging from sophisticated Art Deco drawings by acclaimed artists to glamorous photos of top Chinese and Hollywood celebrities, including Ruan Lingyu, Butterfly Wu, Ingrid Bergman and Shirley Temple. Organized thematically within a chronological structure, the images include more than 500 full color covers - many of them rare - from the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection in Berkeley's C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the largest collection of Eastern movie memorabilia outside China. Fonoroff 's insightful text relates the magazines to the times in which they were created, embracing everything from cinematic trends to politics and world events without neglecting gossip, fashion and pop culture. The result is a survey of the era's movie publications, doubling as a journey through the urban cultural milieu of this transformative period that sheds light on a vast forgotten world"--Provided by publisher.