Memories of the future: Remaking Taiwanese-ness in Cape No. 7
Focusing on the 2008 blockbuster Cape No. 7 (Wei Te-Sheng) as a case study, this article thinks through the vexed issue of Taiwan's national sovereignty. In the specific historical context of its release, Cape No. 7 was embraced by the domestic audience. This article examines how Wei Te-Sheng's film at once conjures up an imagined postcolonial community and exemplifies a post-capitalist trend to commodify cultural particularity. As Wei's low-budget commercial film indicates a revival of Taiwan's film industry, it engineers a nostalgia that envisions a flexible national identity. © 2012 Intellect Ltd.
Journal of Chinese Cinemas
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Wang, Chialan Sharon, "Memories of the future: Remaking Taiwanese-ness in Cape No. 7" (2012). Kean Publications. 2151.