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Call for Papers for SI: Chinese-Language and Hollywood Cinemas - Free for Publication (CFP)

Organization: Arts
Event: CFP
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Lingustics, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2023-06-15 to 2023-09-15 Abstract Due: 2023-06-15

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue features a comparative study of Chinese-language films and Hollywood cinema. Hollywood cinema has represented the idea of an effective formula in making blockbusters since the 1930s, a powerful industrial system that inspires and challenges filmmakers around the world. The popular formula has been practiced, both successfully and not, in Chinese-language film studios in the Republic of China, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, or through transnational collaborations. The formula has also been resisted or revised by filmmakers who questioned Hollywood’s global domination and turned to explore alternative styles of visual representation and storytelling. This Special Issue invites scholars to submit papers that explore the relationships between Chinese-language cinema and Hollywood cinema. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following list:

A study of the Hollywood-inspired Chinese-language film industries, such as the popular genres, studio system, stardom, or franchise in transnational Chinese film histories.
Chinese-language cinema’s resistance, revisions, or alternatives to the Hollywood formula in a specific period such as the left-wing cinema in the 1930s or the individual film projects of the digital age.
A comparative study of Chinese-language cinema and Hollywood cinema in terms of narrative, style, or their sociopolitical implications in global film networks.
A study of the mutual influences between Chinese-language and Hollywood cinema. A potential focus may be Chinese-language remakes of Hollywood films or the other way around.
A study of transnational collaborations between Hollywood and Chinese-speaking film industries.
An examination of the global expansion of Hollywood media conglomerates to Chinese-speaking markets and how such expansion culturally, politically, and/or economically impacts both the local environment and the transnational network.
A study of the reception of Hollywood blockbusters in Chinese-speaking societies, or a study of Hollywood-accustomed audiences’ reception of Chinese-language films.
Guest Editors

Dr. Zhuoyi Wang is a professor in Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Hamilton College.
Dr. Laura Jo-Han Wen is Associate Professor in Department of Asian Studies, Randolph-Macon College.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 June 2023.

Submission of final manuscripts: 15 September 2023. 

Submission Criteria:  

Abstract and a short biography should be sent to Dr. Zhuoyi Wang (zwang@hamilton.edu), Dr. Laura Jo-Han Wen  (laurawen@rmc.edu) and Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com)
Final articles, in English only, should be at least 5000 words long; a 150-word abstract and 5 keywords should also be submitted.  
Authors can include image files (tables, maps, graphs, photographs …) in ..jpg; they should ensure that images are free of rights (or that rights have been obtained).  
Each article will be peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous referees.
For further inquiries, please contact: Sylvia Hao for Arts, Sylvia Hao (sylvia.hao@mdpi.com) and Editorial Office of Arts?arts@mdpi.com?



Zhuoyi Wang