Research Guide to Chinese Studies: Film

This guide provides an introduction to resources on Studies in Chinese Film. In addition to these resources, users can search materials on Chinese Film studies from UI Library online catalog, InfoHawk+.

Research Guide - Chinese Collection - The University of Iowa Libraries
Literature and Film : an Annotated Bibliography, 1909-1977 [Bibliography]
New York : Garland, 1981
Z5784.M9 W37 Availability at InfoHawk+
An annotated bibliography of film adaptations from literature.
Literature and film : an annotated bibliography, 1978-1988 [Bibliography]
New York : Garland Pub., 1993
Z5784.M9 W375 1993 Availability at InfoHawk+
An annotated bibliography of film adaptations from literature.
The Chinese filmography : the 2444 feature films produced by studios in the People's Republic of China from 1949 through 1995 [Catalog]
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997
PN1993.5.C4 M37 1997 Availability at InfoHawk+
A detailed catalog of Chinese films from 1949 through 1995.
Academic Search Elite [Database UI Access Only]
Ebsco Connect
Covers articles and journals on films.
MasterFILE Premier [Database UI Access Only]
Ebsco Connect
Provides full text, index, and abstract for journals and articles on film.
FIAF (International Film Archive) [Database UI Access Only]
Silverplatter Connect
An international index to journal articles on film.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) [Database UI Access Only]
The Association for Asian Studies Connect
This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains over 545,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
Film and Television Literature Index [Database UI Access Only]
Ebsco Connect
Covers over 300 journal and magazine titles for film and television reviews, scholarly and critical analysis of cinema and television, and articles of popular interest about film and television. About half the journals and magazines are film periodicals and the other half cover film and television with some regularity. Subject coverage includes film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
Film Index International [Database UI Access Only]
British Film Institute Connect
Index to over 120,000 films from 170 countries, with biographical information for 720,000 persons in the film industry. Based on the Summary of Film and Television database maintained by the British Film Institute.
China Academic Journals (CAJ): Literature, History, and Philosophy 中国学术期刊数据库 [Database UI Access Only]
China National Knowledge Infrastructure via East View Connect
This database is part of the electronic project of the CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure). It covers journal articles published in China in almost all the subject areas of the Humanities and Arts. It includes back files dated back to 1994.
Shen Bao digital archive, 1872-1949 申报全文数据库 [Database UI Access Only]
Shanghai Library Connect
Established in 1872, Shen Bao (historically transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of before the establishment of the People’s Republic. Published in Shanghai until 1949, Shen Bao was founded by Englishman Ernest Major, but, uniquely, as a newspaper for Chinese readers, written by Chinese reporters. During its existence, Shen Bao gradually shifted from a conservative to a more liberal perspective, and played a pivotal role in the formation of public opinion in the imperial period and into the tumultuous beginnings of modern China.
Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database (1911-1949) 中国近代期刊全文数据库 [Database UI Access Only]
Shanghai Library Connect
Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949) covers around 10,000,000 pieces of writing in over 20,000 different kinds of periodicals published between 1911 and 1949. As an important part of the historical archive, this database has significant academic and historical value.
China: Culture and Society [Database UI Access Only]
Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library Connect
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available extremely rare pamphlets from Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, and mini guides.
Asian Film Online [Database UI Access Only]
Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company. Connect
Asian Film Online is a collection of culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific (including a significant number of Chinese films) that entertain, educate and inspire viewers to think beyond boundaries, predominantly comprised of films never before seen outside their country of origin.
World Film Directors [Dictionary]
New York : H.W. Wilson, 1987-1988.
PN1998.2 .W67 Availability at InfoHawk+
This two-volume dictionary covers world film directors from 1890-1985.
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television [Dictionary]
Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., 1984-
PN2012 .C6 Availability at InfoHawk+
Provides biographies of contemporary practitioners in the theatre, film and television. It was previously titled Who's Who in the Theatre.
The Film Studies Dictionary [Dictionary]
London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2001.
PN1993.45 .B49 2001 Availability at InfoHawk+
A dictionary of film studies and researches in all aspects of film theory, practice and production.
Zhongguo dian ying da ci dian 中国电影大辞典 [Dictionary]
Shanghai : Shanghai ci dian chu ban she, 1995. / 上海 : 上海辞书出版社, 1995
PN1993.45 .C48 1995 Availability at InfoHawk+
Covers all aspects of Chinese cinema.
Zhongguo ying pian da dian 中国影片大典 [Dictionary]
Beijing : Zhongguo dian ying chu ban she, 1996- / 北京 : 中国电影出版社, 1996-
PN1993.5.C4 C54 1996 Availability at InfoHawk+
A detailed guide to Chinese films.
Film Comment [E-Journal UI Access Only]
Film Society of Lincoln Center
0015-119X Connect
Features articles on narrative, documentary and independent film makers, filmography, film criticism and book reviews.
Film History [E-Journal UI Access Only]
John Libbey Publishing, Sydney
0892-2160 Connect
Areas of interest range from the technical and entrepreneurial innovations of early and pre-cinema experiments, covering all aspects of the production, distribution, exhibition and reception of commerical and non-commercial motion pictures.
Film Journal International [E-Journal UI Access Only]
VNU eMedia, Inc., New York
1526-9884 Connect
Covering international movies, beginning from 2002 through present.
Film Quarterly [E-Journal UI Access Only]
University of California Berkeley Press
0015-1386 Connect
Articles on motion pictures and film industry, including book reviews.
The China Journal [E-Journal UI Access Only]
Contemporary China Center, Australian National University
1324-9347 Connect
The China Journal provides informed and insightful commentary from China scholars around the world, in a wide range of articles and book reviews.
China Review International [E-Journal UI Access Only]
University of Hawaii Press
1069-5834 Connect
This international journal features articles and book reviews in all subjects about China.
The Film Encyclopedia [Encyclopedia]
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994
PN1993.45 .K34 1994 Availability at InfoHawk+
A comprehensive collection of information on all aspects of film.
Encyclopedia of Chinese film [Encyclopedia]
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
PN1993.5.C4 Z53 1998 Availability at InfoHawk+
A detailed guide to Chinese film in all aspects.
The New York Times Guide to the Best 1000 Movies [Guide]
New York : Times Books, 1999
PN1995 .C343 Availability at InfoHawk+
Reviews of the best 1000 movies published in New York Times.
Chinese film theory : a guide to the new era [Guide]
New York : Praeger, 1990
PN1993.5.C4 C51 1990 Availability at InfoHawk+
A guide to Chinese film theory developed in the 1980s and 1990s.
Film Review Index [Index]
Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1986-1987
Z5784.M9 F54 Availability at InfoHawk+
This two-volume work indexes film reviews starting from 1882.
International Guide to Literature on Film [Index]
London: Bowker-Saur, 1994
PN1997.85 .I57 1994 Availability at InfoHawk+
An index to international films adapted from literature.
The Academy Awards Index : the Complete Categorical and Chronological Record [Index]
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993
PN1993.92 .S53 1993 Availability at InfoHawk+
An index to the Academy Awards of all categories in a chronological order.
The Internet Movie Database [Internet]
Internet Movie Database Inc. Connect
The most comprehensive internet database on movies.
All Movie Guide [Internet]
AEC One Stop Group, Inc. Connect
This site features a very nice database which covers international movie industry, with search and browse functions.
Movie Review Query Engine [Internet]
Database and search engine by Stewart M. Clamen Connect
This site provides online movie reviews.
Selected Film References and Sources [Internet]
Created by Tim Dirks Connect
An excellent site featuring a fine selection of film references and sources both in print and online.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [Internet]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Connect
Official Web Site for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Chinese Film &amp Movies [Internet]
Edited by Martin Gieselmann, Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg. Connect
A list of internet resources on Chinese film and movies.
Dian ying yi shu 电影艺朮 [Journal]
Beijing : Zhongguo dian ying chu ban she, 1959- / 北京 : 中国电影出版社, 1959-
0257-0181 Availability at InfoHawk+
One of the best journals on Chinese film.
Chinese film : the state of the art in the People's Republic [Monograph]
New York : Praeger, 1987
PN1993.5.C4 C5 1987 Availability at InfoHawk+
About the current developments of Chinese film in the 1980s.
The New York Times Film Reviews [Review]
New York: New York Times
PN1998 .N49 Availability at InfoHawk+
Reviews of current films published in New York Times.
Zhongguo dian ying nian jian 中国电影年鉴 [Yearbook]
Beijing : Zhongguo dian ying chu ban she, 1982- / 北京 : 中国电影出版社, 1982-
PN1993.5.C4 C537 Availability at InfoHawk+
Covers yearly developments of Chinese film in all aspects.