Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema / Edition 1

Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema / Edition 1

by Meaghan Morris
     
 

Collection of essays that look at Hong Kong action films as a popular and global genre.

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Collection of essays that look at Hong Kong action films as a popular and global genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932643015
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
2.10(w) x 2.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies and Coordinator of the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Siu Leung Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Stephen Chan Ching-kiu is a Professor and Director of the Master of Cultural Studies Programme at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Contributors xi

Introduction: Hong Kong Connections / Meaghan Morris 1

Part 1: History, Imagination and Hong Kong Popular Culture 19

1. Moving Body: The Interactions Between Chinese Opera and Action Cinema / Yung Sai-shing 21

2. Interactions Between Japanese and Hong Kong Action Cinemas / Kinnia Yau Shuk-ting 35

3. The Myth Continues: Cinematic Kung Fu in Modernity / Siu Leung Li 49

4. The Fighting Condition in Hong Kong Cinema: Local Icons and Cultural Antidotes for the Global Popular / Stephen Chan Ching-kiu 63

5. Order/Anti-Order: Representation of Identity in Hong Kong Action Movies / Dai Jinhua 81

Part 2: Action Cinema as Contact Zone 95

6. Genre as Contact Zone: Hong Kong Action and Korean Hwalkuk / Kim Soyoung 97

7. Hong Kong Action Film and the Career of the Telugu Mass Hero / S. V. Srinivas 111

8. Hong Kong-Hollywood-Bombay: On the Function of "Martial Art" in the Hindi Action Cinema / Valentina Vitali 125

9. Let's Miscegenate: Jackie Chan and His African-American Connection / Laleen Jayamanne 151

10. The Secrets of Movement: The Influence of Hong Kong Action Cinema upon the Contemporary French Avant-garde / Nicole Brenez 163

11. At the Edge of the Cut: An Encounter with the Hong Kong Style in Contemporary Action Cinema / Adrian Martin 175

Part 3: Translation and Embodiment: Technologies of Globalisation 189

12. Wuxia Redux: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as a Model of Late Transnational Production / Stephen Teo 191

13. Hong Kong Film and the New Cinephilia / David Desser 205

14. Action Cinema, Labour Power and the Video Market / Paul Willemen 223

15. Spectral Critiques: Tracking "Uncanny" Filmic Paths Towards a Bio-Poetics of Trans-Pacific Globalization / Rob Wilson 249

16. Technoscience Culture, Embodiment and Wuda pian / Wong Kin-yuen 269

Notes 287

Index 327

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