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New Taiwanese Cinema and its Historical Meanings

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This article attempts to investigate the historical meanings of New Taiwanese Cinema. First, it plans to examine the emergence of the new cinema movement in Taiwan and factors related to its rise. Not only does the paper want to understand cinematic and other factors, but it also tries to inspect distinctive aspects of New Taiwanese Cinema, such as its stylistic and thematic characteristics, its contribution to the overall Taiwan film industry. Although new cinema was not a dominant mode in the whole production of Taiwan films, it cannot be denied that this cinema radically transformed the image of Taiwan cinema.
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Keywords: New Taiwanese Cinema; globalization; national identity; urban anxiety

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-09-01

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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