Cinema of Hong Kong History, Arts, Identity

ISBN-10: 0521776023
ISBN-13: 9780521776028
Edition: 2002
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Description: Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical and artistic contexts.

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical and artistic contexts.

Poshek Fu is a professor of history, cinema studies, and East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author ofBetween Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese CinemasandPassivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology of Hong Kong Cinema
History
The Kung Fu Craze: Hong Kong Cinema's First American Reception
The American Connection in Early Hong Kong Cinema
The 1960s: Modernity, Youth Culture, and Hong Kong Cantonese Cinema
The 1970s: Movement and Transition
Arts
Richness through Imperfection: King Hu and the Glimpse
Space, Place, and Spectacle: The Crisis Cinema of John Woo
Besides Fists and Blood: Michael Hui and Cantonese Comedy
The Film Work of Ann Hui
Identity
Between Nationalism and Colonialism: Mainland Emigres, Marginal Culture, and Hong Kong Cinema 1937-1941
Urban Cinema and the Cultural Identity of Hong Kong
Rewriting History: Hong Kong Nostalgia Cinema and Its Social Practice
Filming Diaspora and Identity: Hong Kong and 1997
Buying American, Consuming Hong Kong: Cultural Commerce, Fantasies of Identity, and the Cinema
Hong Kong Electric Shadows: A Selected Bibliography of Studies in English
Index

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