A specialist in Asian cinematography is dealing with the cinematography situation in the world most populated country, in the Republic of China. She is observing that the limitation created by the Chinese culture towards its barbarian neighbors has generated a phenomenon that is most often compared with European nationalism, with the name 'culturalism'. Nowadys many experts have been asking the question on how this phenomenon can cope with the pressure of the 'western global capitalism' , which since 1984, when the Chinese government agreed to start reforms, has been present almost at any level of the social life. A rather symbolic is the fact that the names of the greatest Chinese directors Cchen Kchai-kea and Cang I-moua stayed by the birth of the first breakthrough film, which during the festival in Honkong in 1983, had announced a change in the social climate. Their film 'Yellow Country' was not only a political allegory, but also an evidence of the impact of the Chinese culture and a history essence. Almost none of the subsequent film festivals in Cannes, or other summit events of the world film cannot do without the Chinese film producer's presentation. The prizes together with the world recognition of the Chinese film have been accumulating. The authoress is in her study dealing with the historic development of the Chinese cinematography and introduces the most outstanding personalities who have contributed to the world fame of films produced by the Chinese provenance.
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