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dc.contributor.advisorSchatz, Thomas, 1948-en
dc.contributor.advisorChang, Sung-sheng, 1951-en
dc.creatorYang, Jingen
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-21T19:20:58Zen
dc.date.available2011-09-21T19:20:58Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4345en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractCompared to the early days of China’s New Documentary Movement in the 1990s, Chinese independent documentary in the past decade has become more diverse in topic and style, thanks to technologies such as digital video cameras and the internet. Independent documentaries capture a fast-changing China in progress, and have thus drawn scholarly attention from cultural or social studies perspectives. However, industrial development in the past decade has often been neglected in favor of textual analysis of films. Since the marketization of independent documentaries in the 1990s was mainly through international film festivals, and a domestic industry has been lacking, it is easy to assume that Chinese independent documentarians today still have to follow the same path as their counterparts in the 1990s. However, my research on the Chinese independent documentary scene in Beijing in 2009 showed me a picture of a burgeoning domestic industry for independent documentaries, with a handful of newly emerged multi-functional independent film organizations practicing production, distribution and exhibition. Since a real industry has not yet formed, I use “ecosystem” instead of “industry” in the context of Chinese independent documentary. This study compares three representative organizations which are different from each other in nature and emphases, from their birth and evolution to their work and strategies. I argue that these organizations have created new possibilities and opportunities for today’s Chinese independent documentaries, through their different strategies in balancing themselves in a three-legged system of the global, national and local forces and resources.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectChinese independent documentaryen
dc.subjectFilm industryen
dc.subjectDocumentaryen
dc.subjectFilm festivalen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectGlobalen
dc.subjectNationalen
dc.subjectLocalen
dc.subjectProductionen
dc.subjectExhibitionen
dc.subjectDistributionen
dc.titleTango with the global, national, and local : new multi-functional organizations in the Chinese independent documentary ecosystemen
dc.date.updated2011-09-21T19:21:10Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4345en
dc.description.departmentAsian Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAsian Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineAsian Cultures and Languagesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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