Yuen Woo Ping's WING CHUN (Google eBook)

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Hong Kong University Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Social Science - 156 pages
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Yuen Woo Ping's kung fu comedy based on the legendary female character Wing Chun is a landmark of action choreography and heroic womanhood in Chinese cinema. This book explores Wing Chun's narrative representation of femininity and the martial arts genre, its history, traditions and cultural influences. While studio-made Hong Kong genre cinema has stressed action over narrative, Wing Chun offers a more egalitarian gender imaginary rooted in Daoist and Buddhist thought. The book provides new insights on the non-linear cinematic storytelling of the film. This is the first in-depth study of the work of Yuen Woo Ping, the well-known Hong Kong film director and action choreographer who achieved international recognition as an action choreographer of films such as The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2.
  

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Contents

Yuen Woo Ping and the Art of Empowering Female
1
Becoming Wing Chun
23
The Power of Female Action
41
The Universe of Yuen Woo Ping
67
Rethinking Conceptual Tools Reframing
109
Notes
121
Bibliography
137
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