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The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry ed. by Mark Bender (review)

The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry ed. by Mark Bender (review) 142 China Review International: Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016 cinema, critical and film theories, Chinese history, the fluid relationship between old and new technologies, aesthetics and politics, perception and action, filmmaker and spectator, the mediating environment and the affective impact of cinema as ether. From her analysis of martial arts films, left-wing cinema, and wartime resistance films, Weihong Bao questions “the existing assumptions that naturalize binary oppositions between commercial and political modernity into geopolitical and temporal divides” (p. 374). Indeed, this book makes an important contribution not only to the history of early Chinese cinema, but also to our appreciation of the role of cinema in defining modernity. Jing Jing Chang Jing Jing Chang is an assistant professor of film studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada), where she teaches courses in film history, world cinemas, and East Asian cinema. Her research interests include Hong Kong cinema, Cold War culture, and postcolonial studies. Mark Bender, editor. The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2017. xxii, 370 pp. Hardcover $119.99, ISBN 978-1-60497-976-3. Mark Bender’s edited collection of translated poetry brings us the words and perspectives of poets on the peripheries of Asian nation-states, at once deeply http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry ed. by Mark Bender (review)

China Review International , Volume 23 (2) – May 11, 2018

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142 China Review International: Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016 cinema, critical and film theories, Chinese history, the fluid relationship between old and new technologies, aesthetics and politics, perception and action, filmmaker and spectator, the mediating environment and the affective impact of cinema as ether. From her analysis of martial arts films, left-wing cinema, and wartime resistance films, Weihong Bao questions “the existing assumptions that naturalize binary oppositions between commercial and political modernity into geopolitical and temporal divides” (p. 374). Indeed, this book makes an important contribution not only to the history of early Chinese cinema, but also to our appreciation of the role of cinema in defining modernity. Jing Jing Chang Jing Jing Chang is an assistant professor of film studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada), where she teaches courses in film history, world cinemas, and East Asian cinema. Her research interests include Hong Kong cinema, Cold War culture, and postcolonial studies. Mark Bender, editor. The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2017. xxii, 370 pp. Hardcover $119.99, ISBN 978-1-60497-976-3. Mark Bender’s edited collection of translated poetry brings us the words and perspectives of poets on the peripheries of Asian nation-states, at once deeply

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 11, 2018

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