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The Age of OpennessChina before Mao

The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More

Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Nikos Papastergiadis (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208920
eISBN:
9789888313839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Large public screens have now become a ubiquitous part of the contemporary cityscape. Far from being simply oversized televisions, the media experts contributing to Ambient Screens and Transnational ... More

The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand

The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More

Ancestral ImagesA Hong Kong Collection

Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Gina Marchetti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. This book explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has ... More

Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Audrey Yue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028757
eISBN:
9789882206618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The pioneering independent filmmaker Ann On-wah Hui has drawn much acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of numerous Hong Kong tragedies and marginalized populations. In a career spanning three ... More

Anna May WongFrom Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is a biography of Anna May Wong, legendary Chinese American actress. Its covers her upbringing as second-generation Chinese America in Los Angeles. It uncovers early career in Silent Films, ... More

Art WorldsArtists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Roberta Wue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s ... More

As Normal as PossibleNegotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Ching Yau

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This volume poses new challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. Issues related to sexuality have ... More

Asian CrossingsTravel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Steve Clark and Paul Smethurst (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women ... More

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