Paul Clark is Professor of Chinese at the School of Asian Studies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently completing a cultural history of the Cultural Revolution and has a project on Chinese youth culture spanning the period betweeb1968 to 2008.
An indispensable close-up of Chinese cinema from the 1980s to the present.... [T]his book incorporates an unbeatable combination of close contact with Chinese filmmakers over two decades, the author's personal experience of living in and visiting China since the 1970s, and a historian's perspective on contemporary politics and culture. This very readable account of key directors and their works adds a fine critical judgment to the author's passion for cinema. - Bonnie S. McDougall Chair Professor of Chinese, University of Edinburgh