Clark, Paul dE

He is Professor of Chinese at the University of Auckland. He was a student in Beijing 1974-76. His book Chinese Cinema: Culture and Politics since 1949 (Cambridge University Press, 1987) pioneered the academic study of Chinese film. After ten years at the East-West Center in Honolulu, he assumed his present position in 1993. More recent books include Reinventing China: A Generation and Its Films (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2005), a study of the Fifth Generation of film-makers. The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) explores cultural production and consumption in the period. Clark's current project is on Chinese youth culture in 1968, 1988 and 2008.