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Eliminating the uncertainty of Hong Kong in 1990s : Tsui Hark's Once upon a time in China (1, 2, 3)

Zhanwen Peng (Author), Maria Cizmic (Degree supervisor), Amy Rust (Degree supervisor), Daniel Belgrad, Benjamin Goldberg
My argument is that the Wong Fei-hung film series, Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark, Chapters 1, 2, 3), not only affirms the ideas of Confucianism but also criticizes them. Tsui Harks film series express Hong Kongs tension of selecting eastern tradition and western modernity before it returned to mainland China in 1997, which represents the selection of entirely different values between East and West. Though the film series was made from 1991 to 1993, Hark started considering how to eliminate the uncertainty in selecting ideology after Hong Kongs return. He provides his answer by combining eastern Confucianism and western modernity to lead Hong Kong to build a more inclusive nationalism. This new nationalism not only transforms tense uncertainty into positive potentiality but also avoids the intense conflict between those who select eastern values and those who select western ones
Thesis, Dissertation, English, 2018
University of South Florida, [Tampa, Florida], 2018
University of South Florida