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Introduction: The Hangover after the Handover

Helena Y.W. Wu

in The Hangover after the Handover: Things, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621952
eISBN:
9781800341661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter puts forward the notion of “hangover” to scrutinize the so-called colonial-postcolonial transition of Hong Kong after the handover in 1997. With an eye to the cultural, ... More


The Age of Precarity

Victor Fan

in Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474440424
eISBN:
9781474476614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440424.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about the precarity of life and the image in the twenty-first century. Since 1 July 1997, Hong Kongers have found themselves increasingly caught in a posthistorical performance of the ... 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


Food for Thought: Cannibalism in The Untold Story and Dumplings

Lisa Odham Stokes

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/9781474424592.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Food features prominently in Hong Kong cinema, from the infamous “Eat my rice” scene in Woo’s heroic bloodshed A Better Tomorrow 2 to the special recipes of dueling restaurants in the Hui Brothers’ ... More


Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media

Victor Fan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474440424
eISBN:
9781474476614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440424.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines how Hong Kong filmmakers, spectators and critics wrestled with a perturbation: What is Hong Kong cinema? Framed between the Leftist Riots (1967) and the aftermath of the Umbrella ... More


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