Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of the Arts, English and Media


In recent years, Chinese international collaborations and co-productions with foreign film makers have flourished as reforms were implemented to create policies that made this more possible. As a result, Chinese and foreign filmmakers have embraced collaborative approaches, seeking mutually beneficial, feasible collaborations in terms of their respective markets. This thesis sets out to investigate the processes and outcomes of a number of significant productions in order to understand the role and impact of international coproductions and foreign collaborations on the Chinese film industry. Four specific industrial contexts were selected for analysis because of their on-going collaborations with China. They are Hollywood, Hong Kong and South Korea as well as Australia’s film industry.



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