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Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom

Author: Sabrina Qiong Yu
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Chinese stars and their transnational stardom, examining the career of Jet Li, probably the best martial arts actor alive.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jet Li; Jet Li; Jet Li
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina Qiong Yu
ISBN: 9780748645473 0748645470
OCLC Number: 793213179
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Jet Li and transnational kung fu stardom --
Jet Li as Chinese wuxia hero. Jet Li and the new wuxia cinema in the 1990s ; Kung fu master : martial arts and acting in Once upon a time in China (1991) ; Gay lover? : gender trouble and male identification in Swordsman II (1992) ; Mother's boy : adolescent hero and male masquerade in Fong sai-yuk (1993) --
Jet Li as transnational kung fu star. Villain/killer/child : corssover images and Orientalist imagination ; Asexual Romeo? : male sexuality and cultural perspectives ; National hero/spectacular body : national and transnational identities ; Borderless icon : star construction and Internet fandom.
Responsibility: Sabrina Qiong Yu.

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