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Lust, Caution: Torture, Sex, and Passion in Chinese Cinema

Chris Berry

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the connection between torture and sexuality in Chinese cinema by focusing on Ang Lee’s 2007 film, Lust, Caution (Se Jie). Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh notes two brief appearances made by ... More


Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual ... More


Eroticism and Performance in Lust/Caution

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the film Lust/Caution (2007). Based on the novella published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang, Lust/Caution is an espionage erotic thriller that tackles the topic of ... More


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