Six Chinese Cinemas in Search of a Historiography

Uses Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the minor (from the book on Kafka, not Deleuze's Cinema books) to argue for a "minor historiography" of Chinese cinema. In this way Lim hopes to "rescue ... Chinese film historiography from the nation." (p. 39). He argues: "we need to construct a minor Chinese film historiography that can account for films made in any corner of the world that challenge the concept of Chinese-language cinema and that refuses to privilege national identities." (p. 40)

Citation: 
Song Hwee Lim, Six Chinese Cinemas in Search of a Historiography, Song Hwee Lim and Julian Ward (eds.), The Chinese Cinema Book, London: BFI, 2011, pp. 35-45.
Title of Book: 
The Chinese Cinema Book
Author: 
Lim, Song Hwee