The Film Industry in China: Past and Present


  • Ainhoa Marzol Aranburu University of Barcelona



China, Cinema, Filmmaking Industry, Regulation, Structural Overhaul, Political Opening, Economic Growth


This study is about the development of the Chinese movie industry through the economic and political opening of the country, from 1979 to 2015. It overviews, in the first place, the main regulations that have shaped the industry and then it goes deep into the business of moviemaking through the analysis of the studio system, the evolution of the Chinese film market the and the shift in international relations the country has had regarding this cultural industry.


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How to Cite

Marzol Aranburu, Ainhoa. 2017. “The Film Industry in China: Past and Present”. Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business 2 (1):1-28.