China Forever: The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema

China Forever: The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema

by Poshek Fu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252075005

ISBN-13: 9780252075001

Pub. Date: 07/18/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Started in Shanghai in the 1920s, the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio began to dominate the worldwide Chinese film market after moving its production facilities to Hong Kong in 1957. Drawing together scholars from such diverse disciplines as history, cultural geography, and film studies, China Forever addresses how the Shaw Brothers raised the production

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Started in Shanghai in the 1920s, the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio began to dominate the worldwide Chinese film market after moving its production facilities to Hong Kong in 1957. Drawing together scholars from such diverse disciplines as history, cultural geography, and film studies, China Forever addresses how the Shaw Brothers raised the production standards of Hong Kong cinema, created a pan-Chinese cinema culture and distribution network, helped globalize Chinese-language cinema, and appealed to the cultural nationalism of the Chinese who found themselves displaced and unsettled in many parts of the world during the twentieth century.

Contributors are Timothy P. Barnard, Cheng Pei-pei, Ramona Curry, Poshek Fu, Lane J. Harris, Law Kar, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Lilly Kong, Siu Leung Li, Paul G. Pickowicz, Fanon Che Wilkins, Wong Ain-ling, and Sai-shing Yung.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075001
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/18/2008
Series:
Pop Culture and Politics Asia PA Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,316,933
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Shaw Brothers Diasporic Cinema Poshek Pu Pu, Poshek 1

1 Shaw Cinema Enterprise and Understanding Cultural Industries Lily Kong Kong, Lily 27

2 Shaw's Cantonese Productions and Their Interactions with Contemporary Local and Hollywood Cinema Law Kat Kat, Law 57

3 Embracing Glocalization and Hong Kong-Made Musical Film Siu Leung Li Li, Siu Leung 74

4 Three Readings of Hong Kong Nocturne Paul G. Pickowicz Pickowicz, Paul G. 95

5 The Black-and-White Wenyi Films of Shaws Wong Ain-ling Ain-ling, Wong 115

6 Territorialization and the Entertainment Industry of the Shaw Brothers in Southeast Asia Sai-shing Yung Yung, Sai-shing 133

7 The Shaw Brothers' Malay Films Timothy P. Barnard Barnard, Timothy P. 154

8 Bridging the Pacific with Love Eterne Ramona Curry Curry, Ramona 174

9 Black Audiences, Blaxploitation and Kung Fu Films, and Challenges to White Celluloid Masculinity Sundiaia Keita Cha-Iua Cha-Iua, Sundiaia Keita 199

10 Shaw Brothers Cinema and the Hip-Hop Imagination Fanon Che Wilkins Wilkins, Fanon Che 224

11 Reminiscences of the Life of an Actress in Shaw Brothers' Movietown Cheng Pei-pei Cheng, Pei-pei 246

Select Filmography Lane J. Harris Harris, Lane J. 255

Contributors 257

Index 261

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