Copyright Â© 2001 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 48, Volume 16, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 229 Camera Obscura nese cinema as a mass-mediated yet culturally inï¬ected modern experience. Moreover, by inserting and foregrounding womanâs place, especially that of the ï¬rst generation of female stars, in the emerging public sphere represented by the cinema, I reconsider the relationship between cinema and the vernacular movement as well as the interaction of verbal and visual culture within the broader scenario of the democratization of writing and iconography. I argue that the ï¬gure of the actress in particular embodies the vernacular experience of modernity in early twentiethcentury China. âAmorousâ Historiography and Early Film Culture History, for Walter Benjamin, does not unfold in a âhomogeneous, empty time.â Likewise, historical thinking that attempts to seize in an illuminating ï¬ash the image of nonlinear time and heterogeneous experience, involves ânot only the ï¬ow of thoughts, but their arrest as well. . . . Where thinking suddenly stops in a conï¬guration pregnant with tensions, it gives that conï¬guration a shock, by which it crystallizes into a monad.â1 The year of 1931 in early Chinese ï¬lm history is for me one of those monadic
Camera Obscura – Duke University Press
Published: Jan 1, 2001
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