Very Good. 0262120461 Leyda, Jay. Dianying: an Account of Films and the Film Audience in China. NP: MIT Press, 1972. 514pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Pink cloth. Book condition: Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Former owner's inscription on front endsheet. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Price clipped.
Very Good. 0262120461 MIT Press hardcover with dust jacket, 1972, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or creases, some foxing present on page edges, sticker pull spot on the back of the jacket, minimal wear, VG+/VG+; We will add a custom fitted new mylar cover, bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First edition, first printing. Text is unmarked; pages are bright. Binding is tight and square. Covers show some slight wear at the corners and at the head and base of the spine. Dust jacket shows some slight wear and the dust jacket spine is lightly faded. 515pp.
Fine. 0262120461 MIT Press hardcover, 1972, 1st edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or creases, Fine in a Fine (price-clipped) dust jacket (like New); New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0262120461. 533 pages, illustrations, red cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the DJ: "Films have for some time been an important element in Chinese art and society, and filmmaking is a strenuous businessócharacterized by "the old problem of official Chinese sensitivity about Chinese reality, " by deep conflicts, and by the necessity of designing films for and transporting them to millions of peasants throughout the Republic. Because he worked with the Chinese film industry in Peking from 1959 to 1964, Jay Leyda has had access to more Chinese films and relevant documents than any other Western scholar. In Dianying he describes both historic and current film production, using the films themselves as primary source material. He covers the film industry (the rise and fall of film studios, the influence of foreign filmmakers, the problems of film distributors), gives synopses of important and representative films, and introduces us to the notable filmmakers, actors, and actresses of China. Dianying also throws light on the larger social and political scene in twentieth-century China. It reveals a dramatic and astonishing period of Chinese film history during which an underground group of revolutionaries made films that continued to reach large audiences despite Kuomintang and Japanese oppression. What is significant, Leyda points out, is that the most expressive and lasting Chinese films resulted from these bitter and often bloody circumstancesófilms that were superior to what came before and in many respects superior to films made well after the triumph of the Chinese revolution."; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 533 pages.
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