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Re-imagining Hong Kong–China from the Sidelines:: Fruit Chan's Little Cheung and Durian Durian

Wendy Gan

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/9789888028566.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores dissemination in the context of Hong Kong cinema and in particular it looks at two films made back-to-back by award-winning independent director Fruit Chan, Little Cheung, and ... More


Fantasies of “Chinese-ness” and the Traffic in Women from Mainland China to Hong Kong in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes cross-border prostitution as hauntingly portrayed in Fruit Chan's film, Durian Durian. It argues that the film questions hegemonic fantasies of “Chinese-ness” by putting into ... More


Toward a Hong Kong Ecocinema: The Dis-appearance of “Nature” in Three Films by Fruit Chan

Chris Tong

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the form and content of Hong Kong urban cinema. It analyzes the current theories of representation in Hong Kong cinema and argues that “disappearance” is a theory concerned with ... More


Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema

Ackbar Abbas

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the problematic nature of urban space and its confusing transformations. It follows in some detail affective spaces and spatial affects in a number of recent films, set in ... More


There Are Many Ways to Be Realistic

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/9789622099777.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Chan's realist mode in the traditions of Chinese-language cinemas. There are many modes of realism and Chan's case illustrates this concept clearly. His concern for ... More


Refusing the Cultural Turn: Amir Muhammad’s Politics of Surfaces

Philip Holden

in Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the account of Amir Muhammad, one of the new generation of filmmakers in Malaysia who have come to prominence in the last ten years, and whose cultural production has been ... More


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