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The cinema of Hong Kong : history, arts, identity

Author: Poshek Fu; David Desser
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats

The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Poshek Fu; David Desser
ISBN: 0521776023 9780521776028
OCLC Number: 49593674
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: xi, 333 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The kung fu craze: Hong Kong Cinema's first American reception / David Desser --
The American connection in early Hong Kong cinema / Law Kar --
The 1960s: modernity, youth culture, and Hong Kong Cantonese cinema / Poshek Fu --
The 1970s: movement and transition / Stephen Teo --
Richness through imperfection: King Hu and the glimpse / David Bordwell --
Space, place, and spectacle: the crisis cinema of John Woo / Tony Williams --
Besides fists and blood: Michael Hui and Cantonese comedy / Jenny Kwok Wah Lau --
The film work of Ann Hui / Patricia Brett Erens --
Between nationalism and colonialism: mainland émigrés, marginal culture, and Hong Kong cinema 1937-1941 / Poshek Fu --
Urban cinema and the cultural identity of Hong Kong / Leung Ping-Kwan --
Rewriting history: Hong Kong nostalgia cinema and its social practice / Natalia Chan Sui Hung --
Filming diaspora and identity: Hong Kong and 1997 / Sheldon Lu --
Buying American, consuming Hong Kong: cultural commerce, fantasies of identity, and the cinema / Gina Marchetti --
Hong Kong electric shadows: a selected bibliography of studies in English / H.C. Li.
Responsibility: edited by Poshek Fu, David Desser.


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"With such range and overall high quality, this collection is required reading for any serious student of Chinese popular cultures..." Journal of Asian History "More than half of the contributors Read more...

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