I N D E X
Achebe, Chinua, 134, 139, 144
Aesthetics, Chinese, 176–178
African literature, language used in,
133–135, 138–139
‘‘Ah-Ban and the Cop’’ (Hwang Chun-
ming), 140
Alea, Tomas Gutierrez, 169, 179
Alltagsgeschichte (‘‘historiography of
everyday life’’), 70–71, 274 n.9
American influence: and globalization,
214, 223–224, 317 nn.53, 56, 57; on Tai-
wanese films, 65; on Taiwanese society,
20, 33–35, 167–168, 223, 224, 316 n.52,
317 n.55. See also Western cinema
Anderson, Benedict, 249 n.2, 254 n.5,
290 n.8; on ‘‘imagined community,’’ 3;
on mass media, 18, 50; on national
language, 132, 289 n.3; on political
nationalism, 16
Anti-Heimatfilm, 195–197. See also
Heimat
Appadurai, Arjun, 322 n.34
Applegate, Celia, 305 n.15
‘‘Apple-Paring Incident,’’ 56
Art: exploration of Taiwanese roots in,
49; Taiwanese New Cinema as, 58
Audience: of Taiwanese New Cinema, 64,
179–180; of Western cinema, 179–180
Autobiography: in film, 69–84, 278 n.4
and identity, 75–78, 274 n.7, 277 n.4
Awareness, historical: in Hou Hsiao-
hsien’s films, 86–87, 129–130
Background, family: and writers’ politi
views, 45–46
Baker, Will, 317 n.53
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 260 n.68, 273 n.72, 2
n.27, 287 n.91, 289 n.1, 308 n.32; on
‘‘carnivalesque,’’ 155–156, 298 n.85; o
‘‘chronotopes,’’ 190–191, 308 n.32; on
language, 131–132; on the novel, 92–
93, 108; on the rural world, 190–191;
‘‘socio-ideological complex,’’ 29
Baldwin, Karen, 296 n.67
Bazin, André, 270 n.41
Benjamin, Walter, 137, 279 n.2, 295 n.4
on colonial authority, 102; on history
85–86, 88–89, 110–111; on storyteller
148
Beverly, John, 113, 296 n.58
Bhabha, Homi K., 245, 318 n.68
Bilingualism, and creative expression,
132–133, 162–164, 299 n.94. See also
specific languages
Binary thinking, 4, 37, 41, 65–67, 137–
138, 170–172, 218, 245
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