Bringing Laughter in Changing Times: Taiwan's Comedy Cinema

dc.contributor.author Wang, George Chun Han en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-13T23:36:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-13T23:36:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04 en_US
dc.description.abstract Taiwan’s comedy cinema has often been brushed aside as being overly commercial while yielding little intellectual merits. Suffering from such disputable generalization are certain remarkable titles, comedians and filmmakers worthy of attention. Aiming to generate interests to this largely ignored field, this article presents one of the first extensively researched study on Taiwan’s comedy cinema. Analytical emphasis is placed on films deemed most influential, for instance, the Laurel-and-Hardy style comedy Brother Wang and Brother Liu on The Roads in Taiwan. A blockbuster that spawned numerous sequels, this 1958 dialect film is a priceless time capsule for a nostalgic look back at the vistas of pre-industrial Taiwan, and a momentous debut of veteran director Lee Hsing. Through encompassing investigations of historical and biographical records of similar titles that have contributed in facilitating Taiwan’s cinematic progress, the author endeavors to incite awareness that hopefully will lead to broader studies of Taiwan Comedy Cinema. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wang, G. C. H. (2011). Bringing Laughter in Changing Times: Taiwan’s Comedy Cinema. In Roger Garcia (Ed.) Asia Laughs! A Survey of Asian Comedy Films (pp. 161-172). Udine: Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-88-89887-10-3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29747
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subject Taiwan Cinema en_US
dc.subject Comedy en_US
dc.subject Chinese Cinema en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Lee Hsing en_US
dc.subject Pai Ching-jui en_US
dc.subject Kevin Chu en_US
dc.subject Hsu Pu-liao en_US
dc.subject Taiwanese Dialect Films en_US
dc.subject Taiyu Pian en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motion Pictures--Taiwan. en_US
dc.title Bringing Laughter in Changing Times: Taiwan's Comedy Cinema en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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