Illustrations

In: Postsocialist Conditions
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1.1 Young troupe members are discussing where the city of Ulan Bator is and where the national borderland ends. Source: Platform (Zhantai, 站台), 2000 58

1.2 Cui Mingliang and Yin Ruijuan in a long shot. Source: Platform (Zhantai, 站台), 2000 67

1.3 Cui and Yin feel bored after getting married. Source: Platform (Zhantai, 站台), 2000 72

1.4 The old policeman is educating Xiao Wu. Source: Pickpocket (Xiaowu, 小武), 1997 77

1.5 Xiao Wu is talking to Xiao Yong. Source: Pickpocket (Xiaowu, 小武), 1997 80

1.6 Xiao Wu is together with Meimei. Source: Pickpocket (Xiaowu, 小武), 1997 83

1.7 Xiao Wu is extracting money from Binbin. Source: Unknown Pleasures (Ren Xiaoyao, 任逍遥), 2002 96

1.8 Binbin and Xiaoji are listless. Source: Unknown Pleasures (Ren Xiaoyao, 任逍遥), 2002 98

1.9 Xiaoji is pursuing Qiaoqiao. Source: Unknown Pleasures (Ren Xiaoyao, 任逍遥), 2002 103

1.10 Xiaoji drives away with Qiaoqiao. Source: Unknown Pleasures (Ren Xiaoyao, 任逍遥), 2002 109

2.1 A closeup of Xiao Dou. Source: Postman (Youchai, 邮差), 1995 120

2.2 A scene of Postman. Source: Postman (Youchai, 邮差), 1995 124

2.3 Jian is reprimanding his father in front of Gui. Source: Beijing Bicycle (Shiqisui de danche, 十七岁的单车), 2001 138

2.4 A closeup of the nanny with the rouge on her lip being highlighted. Source: Beijing Bicycle (Shiqisui de danche, 十七岁的单车), 2001 139

2.5 Jian is being bullied by the thug. Source: Beijing Bicycle (Shiqisui de danche, 十七岁的单车), 2001 151

3.1 Chunfen and her master. Source: The Road (Fangxiang zhilü, 芳香之旅), 2006 166

3.2 Chunfen is attracted by the doctor. Source: The Road (Fangxiang zhilü, 芳香之旅), 2006 168

3.3 The screen is showing Mao’s teaching. Source: The Road (Fangxiang zhilü, 芳香之旅), 2006 171

3.4 The master informs Chunfen that Mao requests revolutionary youth to be united with the masses. Source: The Road (Fangxiang zhilü, 芳香之旅), 2006 173

3.5 The dead socialism—the vegetative master looks like Mao. Source: The Road (Fangxiang zhilü, 芳香之旅), 2006 177

3.6 The workers take their wives to the dancing bar. Source: Weaving Girl (Fangzhi guniang, 纺织姑娘), 2008 186

3.7 Li Li with her sweetheart in Beidaihe. Source: Weaving Girl (Fangzhi guniang, 纺织姑娘), 2008 190

3.8 Li Li’s workmate says it’s her illness that deprives her of her property and family. Source: Weaving Girl (Fangzhi guniang, 纺织姑娘), 2008 193

4.1 Ma Bing lives by himself on the top of the mountain, and carries water from the foot of the mountain everyday. Source: Rainclouds over Wushan (Wushan yunhyu, 巫山云雨), 1996 206

4.2 Chen Qing is looking for clients. Source: Rainclouds over Wushan (Wushan yunhyu, 巫山云雨), 1996 210

4.3 Ma Bing, Mai Qiang and Lili look listless. Source: Rainclouds over Wushan (Wushan yunhyu, 巫山云雨), 1996 214

4.4 A panoramic shot with the film’s title. Source: Still Life (Sanxia haoren, 三峡好人), 2006 227

4.5 The laboring people inside the narrow room. Source: Still Life (Sanxia haoren, 三峡好人), 2006 229

4.6 Sanming looks at the distance. Source: Still Life (Sanxia haoren, 三峡好人), 2006 231

4.7 Sanming and his ex-wife are together. Source: Still Life (Sanxia haoren, 三峡好人), 2006 235

4.8 The deities look weary and listless. Source: Still Life (Sanxia haoren, 三峡好人), 2006 240

5.1 Qi Lei discusses his plan with his mentor. Source: Frozen (Jidu hanleng, 极度寒冷), 1995 249

5.2 Qi Lei’s performance is reminiscent of the 1989 Tian’anmen protests. Source: Frozen (Jidu hanleng, 极度寒冷), 1995 253

5.3 The audience are amused by the ballet dancing performed by Hu Jinquan. Source: And the Spring Comes (Lichun, 立春), 2008 274

5.4 A crane shot of a mass-dancing show. Source: And the Spring Comes (Lichun, 立春), 2008 276

5.5 Wang Cailing is fantasizing a grandiose performance. Source: And the Spring Comes (Lichun, 立春), 2008 278

6.1 Yanan, Xiaobing are inside Li Guohao’s car. Source: Lunar Eclipse (Yueshi, 月蚀), 1999 286

6.2 A rising idealist atmosphere paying tribute to the couple. Source: Lunar Eclipse (Yueshi, 月蚀), 1999 295

6.3 A dolly shot shows that Yanan hallucinates witnessing Jianiang being deadly injured in the car incident. Source: Lunar Eclipse (Yueshi, 月蚀), 1999 298

6.4 The mermaid performer is curious about Mudan’s story narrated by Mada. Source: Suzhou River (Suzhouhe, 苏州河), 1999 304

6.5 Mudan becomes a cashier with her out-of-style uniform reminiscent of the socialist era. Source: Suzhou River (Suzhouhe, 苏州河), 1999 305

6.6 Mudan asks Mada to send her home, which is delivered in a closeup. Source: Suzhou River (Suzhouhe, 苏州河), 1999 308

7.1 Lao Wu follows his daughter Qinghong everywhere she goes. Source: Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong, 青红), 2005 328

7.2 Lu Jun is dancing disco to allure Xiaozhen. Source: Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong, 青红), 2005 332

7.3 Xiaogen is indicting Qinghong for being not loyal to their love. Source: Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong, 青红), 2005 338

7.4 A happy family enjoyed by Mei Zhu, Old Xie and their daughter. Source: In Love We Trust (Zuoyou, 左右), 2008 346

7.5 Xiao Lu is arguing with the workers for the due payments. Source: In Love We Trust (Zuoyou, 左右), 2008 350

7.6 Mei Zhu and Xiao Lu are sleeping, covered with a red quilt. Source: In Love We Trust (Zuoyou, 左右), 2008 359

8.1 Dagang and Yanli are together with the baby. Source: Orphan of Anyang (Anyang yin’er, 安阳婴儿), 2001 372

8.2 Side is staring at the Yellow River. Source: Orphan of Anyang (Anyang yin’er, 安阳婴儿), 2001 374

8.3 The woman is serving her husband. Source: Orphan of Anyang (Anyang yin’er, 安阳婴儿), 2001 390

8.4 A team of numb mine workers. Source: Orphan of Anyang (Anyang yin’er, 安阳婴儿), 2001 397

8.5 Guangsheng is repenting for his master. Source: Orphan of Anyang (Anyang yin’er, 安阳婴儿), 2001 402

8.6 Li Yanhong is being bullied in the bar. Source: Luxury Car (Jiangcheng xiari, 江城夏日), 2006 408

8.7 The elder policeman is interrogating Brother He. Source: Luxury Car (Jiangcheng xiari, 江城夏日), 2006 413

8.8 Brother He is accompanying Yanhong’s father touring around the city. Source: Luxury Car (Jiangcheng xiari, 江城夏日), 2006 417