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From Xu Xi to the Chief Executive: Hong Kong in the Dock

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses one of Xu Xi's most critically acute recent essays, “A Short History of Our Shores,” and Herman Yau's controversial 1999 film essay Danghau Tung Chee-hwa Fatlok and argues that ... More


What Law Cannot Give: From the Queen to the Chief Executive

Anne SY Cheung

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter looks at Herman Yau's film From the Queen to the Chief Executive and analyses its relevance to the legal system in Hong Kong. It outlines the narrative scheme of the film and the real ... More


From Killer Snakes to Taxi Hunters: Hong Kong Horror in an Exploitation Context

Andy Willis

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/9781474424592.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From the Shaw Brothers production line to the clones of Bruce Lee, Hong Kong cinema has long been seen as driven by raw commercial concerns. Like many other commercial film industries, most notably ... 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


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