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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932643015
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 2.10 (w) x 2.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Hong Kong connections 1
1 Moving body : the interactions between Chinese opera and action cinema 21
2 Interactions between Japanese and Hong Kong action cinemas 35
3 The myth continues : cinematic Kung Fu in modernity 49
4 The fighting condition in Hong Kong cinema : local icons and cultural antidotes for the global popular 63
5 Order/anti-order : representation of identity in Hong Kong action movies 81
6 Genre as contact zone : Hong Kong action and Korean Hwalkuk 97
7 Hong Kong action film and the career of the Telugu mass hero 111
8 Hong Kong-Hollywood-Bombay : on the function of "martial art" in the Hindi action cinema 125
9 Let's miscegenate : Jackie Chan and his African-American connection 151
10 The secrets of movement : the influence of Hong Kong action cinema upon the contemporary French Avant-garde 163
11 At the edge of the cut : an encounter with the Hong Kong style in contemporary action cinema 175
12 Wuxia Redux : Crouching tiger, hidden dragon as a model of late transnational production 191
13 Hong Kong film and the new cinephilia 205
14 Action cinema, labour power and the video market 223
15 Spectral critiques : tracking "uncanny' filmic paths towards a bio-poetics of trans-pacific globalization 249
16 Technoscience culture, embodiment and Wuda pian 269
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