Chen, Ming-May Jessie
Ming-May Jessie Chen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the Providence University, Taiwan, where she teaches courses in film studies, popular culture, and research methods. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.2007 0-7734-5511-6
This book examines historical events related to the Chinese Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, focusing mainly on the work of the so-called Fifth Generation filmmakers who experienced the Cultural Revolution first hand and produced movies about it, though attention is also given to films from Third, Fourth, and Sixth Generation directors. Assuming that fictional films can be seen as an agent enhancing our historical understanding, this study, employing an interdisciplinary approach involving history, philosophy, literature, and ideology, and using the Chinese Cultural Revolution as an example, attempts to examine how such a theory of film might fit into a philosophy of history, while also aiming to find places where film and history intersect.