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New PDF release: The Last Isle: Contemporary Film, Culture and Trauma in

By Sheng-mei Ma

ISBN-10: 1783483385

ISBN-13: 9781783483389

ISBN-10: 1783483393

ISBN-13: 9781783483396

Taiwan is at risk of changing into the final isle, wasting its sovereignty and id. The final Isle opens from the place Taiwan movie scholarship leaves off—the Eighties Taiwan New Cinema, targeting fairly unknown modern movies which are “unglobalizable,” corresponding to Cape No. 7, Island Etude, Din Tao, and 7 Days in Heaven. It explores Taiwan movies’ inextricability with trauma conception, the irony of loving and mourning Taiwan, multilingualism, neighborhood ideals, and theatrical practices, together with Ang Lee’s “white” motion pictures. the second one 1/2 the booklet analyzes Taiwan’s pop culture in Western-style food and drinks, stipulations over dwelling and death, and English schooling, concluding with the resource of Taiwan’s anxiety—China.

This ebook distinguishes itself from Taiwan scholarship in its stylistic loopy duvet of the scholarly interwoven with the non-public, evidenced correct from the outset within the poetic name “The final Isle,” coupled with the “dissertating” subtitle. This technique intertwines the helix of cause and impact, scholarship and emotion. The final Isle accomplishes a glance at globalization from the ground up, from an international Taiwan whose very life is in doubt.

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