Literati Lenses

Literati Lenses: Wenren Landscape in Chinese Cinema of the Mao Era (University of Hawaii Press, 2019)

Author Mia Yinxing Liu discusses how ideals of the scholar-gentleman and the aesthetics of landscape painting were deployed in the films of 1950s-1970s China.

key themes
  • Landscape, gardens, and environment
  • Art and politics
  • Cinema
  • Media studies and intermedia
  • Visual culture studies
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