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Postcolonialism, diaspora, and alternative histories : the cinema of Evans Chan ; edited by Tony Williams.

Author: Tony Williams
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2015.
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This volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York-based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and Love, and Datong. In this collection of essays on Chan's documentary and feature films seven experts on cultural and film studies examine the unique blending of fictional representation, historical investigation, and critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Williams
ISBN: 9789888313488 9888313487
OCLC Number: 913711220
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contributors; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction to the Work of Evans Chan; 2: The Film Essay and Political Discourse in Evans Chan's 'To Liv(e)'; 3: 'Crossings'; 4: Homelessness and Self-Disclosure; 5: "Absurd Connections," or Cosmopolitan Conviviality in 'The Map of Sex and Love'; 6: Issues of Decolonization; 7: Brecht in Hong Kong; 8: Sound and Vision; 9: Global Aches; 10: An Interview with Evans Chan; Filmography; Selected Bibliography; Index; Plates

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This volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York-based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and Love, and Datong. In this collection of essays on Chan's documentary and feature films seven experts on cultural and film studies examine the unique blending of fictional representation, historical investigation, and critical essayism that characterize Chan's oeuvre. They discuss how Chan's work brings out the contradictory nature of the distant and recent past through his exploration of Hong Kong's rapid transformation before and after reunification with China in 1997.

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