Call for Papers: Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema – Recovered and Restored
April 30, 2018
Journal of Chines Cinemas will dedicate a special issue to Taiwanese Cinema. Between the 1950s and 1970s, 1000+ Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were minuscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200+ survive. However, with the establishment of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive in 1979 and the end of martial law in 1987, Taiwanese-language cinema of the 1950s–1970s, once seen as a disposable entertainment, is now being revalued as an art form and window on old Taiwan, and new scholarship is revealing more complex dimensions of the phenomenon.
To be considered for inclusion, please submit your 200-300 word abstract to us ([email protected] and [email protected]) by 31 January 2018. If accepted, the deadline for submission of the full draft essay will be 30 April 2018.