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Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Weihong Bao


Cinema in modern China was a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao’s term, an affective medium, a distinct notion of the medium as mediating environment with the power to stir passions, frame perception, and mold experience. In Fiery Cinema, Bao traces the permutations of this affective medium from the early through the mid-twentieth century, exploring its role in aesthetics, politics, and social institutions. Mapping the changing identity of cinema in China in relation to Republican-era print m ... More

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

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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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Weihong Bao, author

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