Deleuze and Chinese Cinemas


Martin-Jones D & Fleming D (2014) Deleuze and Chinese Cinemas. Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 8 (2), pp. 93-98.

First paragraph: This special edition was prompted by three conferences, held in the PRC and Taiwan in 2012 and 2013, on the ramifications of the work of Gilles Deleuze for research across a transdisciplinary range of subjects. The three conferences - the Kaifeng International Deleuze Studies Conference at Henan University (2012), ‘Deleuze, Guattari and China’ at the University of Nottingham Ningbo (2012), and the First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference at Tamkang University (2013) - all included a significant discussion of Deleuze and Chinese films. Some of these contributions are collected in the pages that follow, along with several specifically commissioned additional works. The question to be answered by this introduction is how this assemblage came about; why would anyone think to study Chinese cinemas using a French philosopher like Deleuze? What can this approach add to our understanding of Chinese cinemas?

Output Type: Editorial

Journal of Chinese Cinemas: Volume 8, Issue 2

Publication date31/12/2014
Publication date online12/06/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis