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Introduction: History beyond the Death Trips

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book focuses on Fruit Chan's film Made in Hong Kong (1997), a typical story of disaffected youth and the morbid trips they take. In the history of world cinema, the disaffected youth is a ... More


Introduction

Gary Bettinson and Daniel Martin

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction to Hong Kong Horror Cinema introduces Hong Kong horror from a variety of perspectives, charting the history and development of the genre and citing key films and filmmakers; it puts ... More


The Rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-Hung to Bruce Lee

Stephen Teo

in Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the rise of the kung fu movie in the Hong Kong cinema. Kung fu is seen as a specific genre of the Hong Kong Cantonese cinema, particularly as represented by its prototypical ... More


Hong Kong

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter asks, with specific reference to Hong Kong, whether a national cinema can be produced in the absence of a nation-state. Comparisons with Palestinian cinema, which is disconnected from an ... More


Authenticity and Independence:: Fruit Chan and Independent Filmmaking

M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses independent cinema and the practice of independent filmmaking. It discusses the revival of Hong Kong indie cinema in the 1990s and describes Fruit Chan as a role model for many ... More


Do We Hear the City?: Voices of the Stranger in Hong Kong Cinema

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to examine the ethical relationship between self and other by way of focusing on the theme of estrangement in the New Hong Kong Cinema. In his study of the voice-over in cinema, ... More


Ghostly Returns: the Politics of Horror in Hong Kong Cinema

Vivian Lee

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the trend towards Hong Kong-China co-productions, during which Hong Kong horror films have been in decline due to censorship restrictions in Mainland China. While this ... More


Introduction: The New Wave and the Generic Abyss

Gina Marchetti

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Infernal Affairs trilogy provides the illusion of an epic sweep (from 1991–2003) that covers the issues of government legitimacy, global capitalist expansion, individual alienation, and the ... More


Introduction

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the essential films of the Chinese-language cinema. It achieved a “double first”: it was the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1975, ... More


Introduction

Yiman Wang

in Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836078
eISBN:
9780824871178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836078.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore an under-studied strain of peripheral and subaltern remaking: Shanghai and Hong Kong remakes of certain Hollywood ... More


John Woo’s The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Has the creative period of the New Hong Kong Cinema now come to an end? However this question is answered, there is a need to evaluate the achievements of Hong Kong Cinema. This book distinguishes ... More


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


Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood

Yiman Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836078
eISBN:
9780824871178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836078.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

From melodrama to Cantonese opera, from silents to 3D animated film, this book traces cross-Pacific film remaking over the last eight decades, and revolutionizes our understanding of Chinese cinema ... More


Sympathy for the Slasher: Strategies of Character Engagement in Pang Ho-cheung’s <i>Dream Home</i>

Gary Bettinson

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pang Ho-cheung’s Dream Home (2010) is a controversial Hong Kong slasher movie in which a killer (played by Josie Ho) constitutes the prime object of spectator sympathy and allegiance. To its ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo's The Killer was central to the innovative quality of the new Hong Kong cinema. This film helped to filter Hollywood and European action and noir influences through the web of Chinese ... More


Eileen Chang, Dream of the Red Chamber, and the Cold War

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an exploration of Eileen Chang's two endeavors to rework the Qing dynasty novel Honglou meng in her later years, this chapter seeks to address how her diasporic writing career bespeaks Cold ... More


History as Science Fiction: Women of Action in Hong Kong Cinema

Saša Vojković

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that women-warriors in Hong Kong martial arts films have their origins in Beijing opera, martial arts novels, and traditional Chinese stories of the fantastic and the ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


Oscillating Histories: Representations of Comfort Women from Bamboo House of Dolls to Imperial Comfort Women

Lily Wong

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In “Oscillating Histories: Representations of Comfort Women in Chinese Language Film and Television,” Lily Wong confronts the dark historical legacy of the comfort woman through the lens of Hong Kong ... More


The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Gary Bettinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how ... More


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