The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity

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Poshek Fu, David Desser
Cambridge University Press, Mar 25, 2002 - Performing Arts - 333 pages
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The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts. Individual essays focus on Hong Kong cinema before and during World War II; the cinema of the turbulent 1960s; its rise to world prominence in the 1970s and its reception in the United States, and the revival of Cantonese cinema, among other topics.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chronology of Hong Kong Cinema
13
HISTORY
17
The Kung Fu Craze Hong Kong Cinemas First American Reception
19
The American Connection in Early Hong Kong Cinema
44
The 1960s Modernity Youth Culture and Hong Kong Cantonese Cinema
71
The 1970s Movement and Transition
90
ARTS
111
The Film Work of Ann Hui
176
IDENTITY
197
Between Nationalism and Colonialism Mainland Émigrés Marginal Culture and Hong Kong Cinema 19371941
199
Urban Cinema and the Cultural Identity of Hong Kong
227
Rewriting History Hong Kong Nostalgia Cinema and Its Social Practice
252
Filming Diaspora and Identity Hong Kong and 1997
273
Buying American Consuming Hong Kong Cultural Commerce Fantasies of Identity and the Cinema
289
Hong Kong Electric Shadows A Selected Bibliography of Studies in English
314

Richness through Imperfection King Hu and the Glimpse
113
Space Place and Spectacle The Crisis Cinema of John Woo
137
Besides Fists and Blood Michael Hui and Cantonese Comedy
158

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About the author (2002)

Poshek Fu is a professor of history, cinema studies, and East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of "Between Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Politics of Chinese Cinemas" and "Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai."

David Desser

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