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The Monk Goes Hollywood: Kung Fu

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the figure of Kwai Chang Caine and his Shaolin monk teachers in the popular 1970s TV series, Kung Fu. At this moment, a fictional Monk takes his place alongside representations ... 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


Hollywood’s Sino-Chic: Kung Fu Parody, Mimicry, and Play in Cross-Cultural Citationality

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the emergence of Kung fu Sino-chic through Hollywood's appropriation of Chinese action cinema. It first looks at how Jackie Chan works the global/local conjuncture by balancing ... More


Challenges and Continuities

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the disappearance of earlier stereotypes about China in American films of the new millennium, even as fears of China persist in the American imagination. Through an analysis of ... More


Wuxia After a Touch of Zen

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/9780748632855.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1975, King Hu’s A Touch of Zen became one of the rare Chinese films to ever win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is positioned here as a landmark in the development of the wuxia genre ... More


Conclusion: Spiritual Romance Today

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter explores and American’s continuing embrace of Oriental Monk figures. These include images aimed at a younger audience, e.g., Kung Fu Panda (2008) to the media presence of the ... More


Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632855
eISBN:
9780748670833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632855.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The martial arts genre known as wuxia (literally ‘martial chivalry’) is one of the oldest in the Chinese cinema. Its antecedents are closely tied to the historical knights-errant known as xia who ... More


Conclusion: Mr. Undercover Goes Global

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/9780824836078.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the recent and unfolding phenomenon of Hollywood's remaking of East Asian popular genres, including horror, romance, and gangster movies from Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. ... More


Beyond Bruce Lee

Paul Bowman

in Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165297
eISBN:
9780231850360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The main purpose of this volume is to reconnect approaches to understanding Bruce Lee with historical, cultural, and economic contexts and processes, as well as emphasize the ways in which Bruce Lee ... More


Hands, Fingers and Fists: ‘Grasping’ Hong Kong Horror Films

David Scott Diffrient

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/9781474424592.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The cultural imaginary of kung-fu cinema has been codified as a physically balletic and graceful, if also violently bloody and brutal, genre defined in part by the persistent presence of deadly, ... More


The Pendulum Swings … and Swings Again

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the historical arc of American film representations of China in the context of the tensions between the self and the other or, more generally, those between America and China. ... More


Afterword: The Darkening Mirror

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This afterword discusses the persistence of Chinese stereotypes in American cinema. It argues that China has been transformed into a site of pure spectacle, replaced with a cuddly panda in Kung Fu ... More


Recordings: Allegories, Metaphors, and Metonyms

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A multilayered system of self-censorship by the record industry association (Dorsey 2013), individual record companies, and producers discourage the use of lyrics that argue a political point or ... More


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