Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Cinema of Ang LeeThe Other Side of the Screen$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Whitney Crothers Dilley

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167734

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Ang Lee as Director

Ang Lee as Director

His Position in Asian and World Cinema

(p.21) Two Ang Lee as Director
The Cinema of Ang Lee

Whitney Crothers Dilley

Columbia University Press

This chapter considers Taiwanese-born Hollywood director Ang Lee's position in Asian and world cinema. It first examines the characteristics of Lee's cinema, from globalization and cultural identity to homosexuality, patriarchy, feminism, and family. It then reviews the history of transnational Chinese cinema and Taiwan cinema, along with the characteristics of Taiwan New Cinema. It also evaluates Lee's position in Taiwan New Cinema; the historical context of his Academy Awards for Best Director that he won for Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi; his influences as a director; his collaboration with American independent film producer James Schamus; and his miscellaneous projects. The chapter concludes by discussing Lee's place in the deepening relationship between American and Asian cinema.

Keywords:   film, Hollywood, Ang Lee, world cinema, Chinese cinema, Taiwan New Cinema, Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, James Schamus, Asian cinema

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .