This special issue, the first in a volume that examines the historical and artistic influence of Italian cinema on Asian cinema, features six ...articles that examine the intersections between Italian and Chinese cinemas.
In this issue, Elena Pollacchi explores the influence of Italian neorealist tradition on contemporary Chinese film directors, while Thomas Chen aims to stimulate discussion on the role of dubbed films as translations, focusing on the Italian film Bicycle Thieves. In his article, Chen examines the practice of dubbing, the reception of dubbed films in the PRC, and the work of censorship in selecting foreign films for import.
Xin Liu documents the Chinese reception of Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's documentary Chung Kuo/China (1972). Although Antonioni was invited to make the film by the Chinese government, the film was banned in 1974, and was not shown again in China until 2004. Stefano Bona also examines Chung Kuo, comparing the representation of China in the film to that in Gianni Amelio's La stella che non c'è/The Missing Star, made 30 years later.
Finally, representations of 'Chineseness' and 'Asianness' are examined by Eddie Bertozzi in his article that explores Chinese identity in Shun Li and the Poet and The Arrival of Wang, while Ivo Ritzer looks at representations of 'Asianness' in the Italian Western.
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Journal of Italian Cinema
Authors: Antermite, Costanzo; Lanzo, Gemma