Title

Historiography and sinification : music in Chinese cinema of the 1930s

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Cinema Journal

Publication Date

Spring 1-1-2002

Volume

41

Issue

3

First Page

78

Last Page

97

Publisher

University of Texas Press

Abstract

Sinification, in the sense of rendering Chinese, or indigenizing a foreign medium, has been a dominant discourse in Chinese film historiography. This article analyzes film music in Chinese cinema of the 1930s and argues that sinification should not be taken as a natural or inevitable process but instead should be viewed as a conditional, negotiated practice, subject to intertwined industrial and political mediations. © 2002 by the University of Texas Press.

DOI

10.1353/cj.2002.0012

Print ISSN

00097101

E-ISSN

15272087

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Yeh, Y.-y. (2002). Historiography and sinification: Music in Chinese cinema of the 1930s. Cinema Journal, 41(3), 78-97. doi: 10.1353/cj.2002.0012