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World Film Locations: Shanghai ed. by John Berra and Wei Ju (review)

World Film Locations: Shanghai ed. by John Berra and Wei Ju (review) Reviews John Berra and Wei Ju, editors. World Film Locations: Shanghai. Bristol: Intellect, 2014. 128 pp. Paperback $22.00, isbn 978-1-78320-199-0. An indispensable and welcome addition to Intellect's World Film Locations series, World Film Locations: Shanghai is a lively and complete handbook that enables the cinephile and the broad culturally cultivated reader-traveler to apprehend the spell and complications of Shanghai through the vibrant lens of film. In tandem with other volumes that call particular attention to the moving image of the city as notable and as diverse as New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, and Prague, this recent contribution edited by John Berra and Wei Ju comports with and corroborates Intellect's distinct interest in "explor[ing] and reveal[ing] the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach perfectly suited to the medium of film,"1 as propounded on Intellect's own website. World Film Locations: Shanghai registers a kindred sensitivity to the genealogy and cultural history of the city in alliance with the cinematic and representational narrative of cognitive mapping. Additionally, this volume emphasizes and acknowledges ultimately the significance and singularity of Shanghai as a site of filmmaking, enterprise, geopolitical contention, and global interaction, on a par with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

World Film Locations: Shanghai ed. by John Berra and Wei Ju (review)

China Review International , Volume 21 (2) – Nov 28, 2014

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Reviews John Berra and Wei Ju, editors. World Film Locations: Shanghai. Bristol: Intellect, 2014. 128 pp. Paperback $22.00, isbn 978-1-78320-199-0. An indispensable and welcome addition to Intellect's World Film Locations series, World Film Locations: Shanghai is a lively and complete handbook that enables the cinephile and the broad culturally cultivated reader-traveler to apprehend the spell and complications of Shanghai through the vibrant lens of film. In tandem with other volumes that call particular attention to the moving image of the city as notable and as diverse as New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, and Prague, this recent contribution edited by John Berra and Wei Ju comports with and corroborates Intellect's distinct interest in "explor[ing] and reveal[ing] the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach perfectly suited to the medium of film,"1 as propounded on Intellect's own website. World Film Locations: Shanghai registers a kindred sensitivity to the genealogy and cultural history of the city in alliance with the cinematic and representational narrative of cognitive mapping. Additionally, this volume emphasizes and acknowledges ultimately the significance and singularity of Shanghai as a site of filmmaking, enterprise, geopolitical contention, and global interaction, on a par with

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Published: Nov 28, 2014

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