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The martial arts cinema of the Chinese diaspora : Ang Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan in Hollywood

Author: Kin-Yan Szeto
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2011.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
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In The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora, Kin-Yan Szeto critically examines three of the most internationally famous martial arts film artists to arise out of the Chinese diaspora and travel far from their homelands to find commercial success in the world at large: Ang Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan. Positing the idea that these filmmakers' success is evidence of a ""cosmopolitical awareness"" arising from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Szeto, Kin-Yan, 1971-
Martial arts cinema of the Chinese diaspora.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010038673
(OCoLC)665064392
Named Person: Ang Lee; John Woo; Long Cheng; Ang Lee; John Woo; Long Cheng; Long Cheng; Ang Lee; John Woo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kin-Yan Szeto
ISBN: 9780809386208 0809386208 1280697016 9781280697012
OCLC Number: 742517204
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 171 p.)
Contents: Introduction : cosmopolitical consciousness and martial arts cinema --
The martial arts cinema of the Chinese diaspora and Hollywood --
Ang Lee's Crouching tiger, hidden dragon in a cosmopolitical perspective --
Facing off east and west in the cinema of John Woo --
Jackie Chan's transnational film trajectory and politics of comic displacement --
Conclusion.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Kin-Yan Szeto.

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In The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora, Kin-Yan Szeto critically examines three of the most internationally famous martial arts film artists to arise out of the Chinese diaspora and travel far from their homelands to find commercial success in the world at large: Ang Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan. Positing the idea that these filmmakers' success is evidence of a ""cosmopolitical awareness"" arising from their cross-cultural ideological engagements and geopolitical displacements, Szeto demonstrates how this unique perspective allows these three filmmakers to develop and.

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