Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, has been our territory of study during the last weeks. The main target was developing a complete article or improving and translating an already published one, that is to say, the objective was immersing ourselves in this deep and global ocean in which lots of information swim constantly. And, honestly, the aftermath has been pretty satisfactory.
In my groups´s case, our first approach to Wikipedia started with the enlargement of the Chinese and English publications about the film Spring Subway. Our next step was creating the Spanish, German, French and Basque version of this specific film and translating the containing information into the selected different languages. This proccess has suppossed quite an effort since we have tried to maintain the essence of the original text while adequating it to a natural passage in each version. Once the texts were entirely edited, we moved on to the next chapter: changing the articles to Wikipedia format. This meant creating a new account in the free encyclopedia and becoming a collaborating volunteer in this global proyect. So time to get down to business!
The fact that we all were already used to wiki format helped quite a lot; in addition to this, Wikipedia has a really useful introductory help point which is easy to access from the first time you get into the encyclopedia. Moreover, taking some other articles like models to our own work has been advantageous, as it has shown us the best way to develope our new texts. This latter idea has also been vital in order to attach our film´s information table and to upload the poster´s image. Consequently, we have managed to create new uniformed articles that will improve one of Wikipedia´s aims: offering multilingual information about an specific topic. In a nutshell, the Wikipedia adventure has let us open a new world of almost unlimited possibilities based on collaborative principles and, from now on, we will definitely make the most of this opportunity!
The Infomation Management group I am part of is preparing a Wikipedia article that will be focused on the Chinese film Spring Subway from 2002. In order to analyze and understand it, I have selected some reliable sources related to Chinese contemporary cinema.
Firstly, the author of my first source is Jerome Silbergeld, a Professor of Art History at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the author of several books on twentieth-century Chinese painting, Asian art and especially, Chinese cinema. Besides, his work has been cited in at least 11 books, most of them related to Chinese Fine Arts.
Secondly, Paul Clark is a senior Lecturer at the University of Brighten where he teaches in the school of Historical and Critical Studies, and he has written two of the books included in my sources and also some others like The Chinese Cultural Revolution: a history and has cooperated with Bonnie S. McDougall (a professor of Chinese at the University of Edinburgh) in other work about Chinese cinema Film in contemporary China: critical debates, 1979-1989.
Thirdly, Laikwan Pang is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His book explores the history, ideology, and aesthetics of China’s left-wing cinema movement and it has been cited in 6 other books according to Google Books.
In fourth place we have George Stephen Semsel, Xihe Chen and Hong Xia. The former is a professor of Film at Ohio University who worked as a Foreign Expert in the Chinese film industry in Beijing; Xihe Chen is a fellow of the China Film Art Research Center and he is completing his Ph.D. at Ohio State University; and the latter, Hong Xia is on the editorial staff of Film Art (Dianying Yishu), a theoretical journal published by the China Film Association.
Finally, as we can see, all authors are scholars or proffesionals whose work is related with Chinese cinema and most of them have collaborated in some other works related to this topic, therefore, there are reliable and relevant sources and their work would help developing my Wikipedia article.
- Silbergeld, J. China into film: frames of reference in contemporary Chinese cinema. Reaktion Books, 1999. BibTeX [silbergeld1999china]
- Clark, P. Chinese cinema: culture and politics since 1949. Cambridge University Press, 1987. BibTeX [clark1987chinese]
- Clark, P. Reinventing China: a generation and its films. The Chinese University Press, 2005. BibTeX [clark2005reinventing]
- Pang, L. Building a new China in cinema: the Chinese left-wing cinema movement, 1932-1937. Rowman \& Littlefield Publishers, 2002. BibTeX [pang2002building]
- Semsel, GS and Chen, X and Xia, H. Film in contemporary China: critical debates, 1979-1989. Praeger, 1993. BibTeX [semsel1993film]
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