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Fiery CinemaThe Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945$
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Weihong Bao

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681334

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.001.0001

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“A Vibrating Art in the Air”

“A Vibrating Art in the Air”

The Infinite Cinema and the Media Ensemble of Propaganda

(p.265) 5 “A Vibrating Art in the Air”
Fiery Cinema

Weihong Bao

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 5 follows the migration of the Chinese film industry from Shanghai to Chongqing during the Sino-Japanese War. I examine the impact of the war and the rise of propaganda that initiated both a rethinking of film language and a reorientation of the cinematic medium in terms of simultaneous dissemination and mobile exhibition.

Keywords:   Affect, Medium, Intermediality, Propaganda, Spectatorship, Chinese cinema, Architecture, wireless technology, early television

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