A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

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The portrayal of historical atrocity in fiction, film, and popular culture can reveal much about the function of individual memory and the shifting status of national identity. In the context of Chinese culture, films such as Hou Hsiao-hsien's City of Sadness and Lou Ye's Summer Palace and novels such as Ye Zhaoyan's Nanjing 1937: A Love Story and Wang Xiaobo's The Golden Age collectively reimagine past horrors and give rise to new historical narratives.Michael Berry takes an innovative look at the representation of six ...

A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film 2011, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231141635

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A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film 2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231141628

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