Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of History

Title

Moguls of the Chinese Cinema: The Story of the Shaw Brothers in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 1924–2002

Language

English

Abstract

The history of the Shaw enterprise in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, is a history of Chinese cinema in a century of business evolution. The Shaw industrial model of “vertical integration”, which combines production, distribution with exhibition, keeps pace with the technological developments and manages to expand its retail outlets from the stage to cinema, television, DVD and the Internet. Although the Shaw organization embraces a western industrial model to expand its business, it retains the very nature of a traditional Chinese family business. The issues surrounding the cultural and institutional evolution of the Shaw enterprise over the past 80 years are profound indications of its time.

Publication Date

2007

Source Publication Title

Modern Asian Studies

Volume

41

Issue

4

Start Page

665

End Page

682

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

DOI

10.1017/S0026749X06002423

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi-org.lib-ezproxy.hkbu.edu.hk/10.1017/S0026749X06002423

ISSN (print)

0026-749X

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