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China forever : the Shaw Brothers and diasporic cinema

Author: Poshek Fu
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008.
Series: Popular culture and politics in Asia Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Started in Shanghai in the 1920s, the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio began to dominate the worldwide Chinese film market after moving its production facilities to Hong Kong in 1957. This text addresses how the Shaw Brothers raised the production standards of Hong Kong cinema and created a pan-Chinese cinema culture and distribution network.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Poshek Fu
ISBN: 9780252032738 025203273X 9780252075001 0252075005
OCLC Number: 190877389
Description: 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Shaw Brothers diasporic cinema / Poshek Fu --
Shaw cinema enterprise and understanding cultural industries / Lily Kong --
Shaw's Cantonese productions and their interactions with contemporary local and Hollywood cinema / Law Kar --
Embracing glocalization and Hong Kong-made musical film / Siu Leung Li --
Three readings of Hong Kong nocturne / Paul G. Pickowicz --
The black-and-white Wenyi films of Shaws / Wong Ain-Ling --
Territorialization and the entertainment industry of the Shaw Brothers in Southeast Asia / Sai-shing Yung --
The Shaw Brothers' Malay films / Timothy P. Barnard --
Bridging the Pacific with Love eterne / Ramona Curry --
Black audiences, blaxploitation and kung fu films, and challenges to white celluloid masculinity / Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua --
Shaw Brothers cinema and the hip-hop imagination / Fanon Che Wilkins --
Reminiscences of the life of an actress in Shaw Brothers' movietown / Cheng Pei-pei ; translated by Jing Jing Chang and Jeff McClain.
Series Title: Popular culture and politics in Asia Pacific.
Responsibility: edited by Poshek Fu.
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