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Pu Songling and the Spider

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter goes to the formal analysis of the film's narrative by discussing the symbolic motifs which King Hu embedded within the film in order to interpret and build on the original story in Pu ... More


Seduction and Politics, Fight and Flight

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the allegorical nature of the piece, the xia nü's plight as a political refugee, and the sealing of her predestined union with the male scholar hero. It picks up on the scene ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter wraps up the discussion with several conclusions on the film's lasting value and influences. The book begins by suggesting that A Touch of Zen is a subversive work because of its ... More


The Battle of the Haunted Mansion

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a key battle scene during which the heroes employ stratagems, bluff and dummies: a theme that reinforces the male hero's attachment to illusionary endeavors and the female ... More


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