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Lecture 2

CHIN 40 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Zhang Shichuan, Peking Opera, Shadow Play


Department
Chinese
Course Code
CHIN 40
Professor
Michael Berry
Lecture
2

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Week 1, Thursday !
Origin of Chinese Cinema
Origin of General Cinema - by Lumiere brothers in 1895 - Paris Coee Shop!
#- one year after 1896 Cine arrived to China!
August 1896 cinema arrived to China to entertainment center Xu Center!
cinema allow cultural exchange!
initially describe as “Xiyang Yingxi” Western shadow play 󰁝洋影戲 (derived from
Shadow Play “Pi Yingxi”)!
then to 電光,then 電影!
First Chinese Movie 1905 - Taking Army Mountain by Ten Qingtai 任慶泰 !
What is the content? Tan Xinpei performing a Peking Opera !
the dicult couple (all male actors)!
Zhuangzi Test his wife (HK) 1913!
1921 first three feature length Chinese Films!
Yan Ruisheng!
Sea Oath!
The Vampire!
At this time, in mid 20s, there are 176 studios in China !
although most failed to survive a single year ad many never produced a
single film!
1928 formation of big six Cinema Studio!
1922 10 films produced!
1926 120 films produced !
1927 Jazz Singer — sound fill first invention !
IN CLASS FILM: LABOR’S LOVE 勞之愛情
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