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Chinese martial arts and media culture : global perspectives

Author: Tim Trausch
Publisher: London : Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd., [2018]
Series: Martial arts studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Signs and images of Chinese martial arts increasingly circulate through global media cultures. As tropes of martial arts are not restricted to what is considered one medium, one region, or one (sub)genre, the essays in this collection are looking across and beyond these alleged borders. From 1920s wuxia cinema to the computer game cultures of the information age, they trace the continuities and transformations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Trausch
ISBN: 9781786609021 1786609029
OCLC Number: 1035291439
Description: xxvi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Martial Arts and Media Culture in the Information Era : Glocalization, Heterotopia, Hyperculture / Tim Trausch --
The Demise of the Wuxia Film? The Mutation of a Genre from Manifestation of Crisis to Postmodern Pastiche and Reaffirmation of Centralized Power / Clemens von Haselberg --
Transposing Jianghu in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema from the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Centuries / Helena Wu --
A Touch of Sin, Translation, and Transmedial Imagination / Carlos Rojas --
The Effortless Lightness of Action : Hong Kong Martial Arts Films in the Age of Immediacy / Man-Fung Yip --
Imagining Transcultural Mediascapes : Martial Arts, African Appropriation, and the Deterritorializing Flows of Globalization / Ivo Ritzer --
From the Boxers to Kung Fu Panda : The Chinese Martial Arts in Global Entertainment / John Christopher "Chris" Hamm --
Bruce Lee, Bruceploitation, and Beyond : Renegotiating Discourses of Original and Copy / Tim Trausch --
David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu in Cross-Cultural Perspectives / Kin-Yan Szeto --
In Search of the 36th Virtual Chamber : Martial Arts in Video Games from Screen Fighting to Wuxia Worldbuilding / Andreas Rauscher --
The Multiuser Dungeon Era : The Origins of Chinese Martial Arts Online Games / Zheng Baochun and Wang Mingwei, translated by Hiu M. Chan and Tim Trausch --
Afterword : Martial Arts and Media Supplements / Paul Bowman.
Series Title: Martial arts studies.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Trausch.

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