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Between home and world : a reader in Hong Kong cinema /
edited by Esther M.K. Cheung and Chu Yiu-wai = Yue jie guang ying : Xianggang dian ying du ben / Zhang Meijun, Zhu Yaowei bian.
Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 2004.
xxxv, 508 p. ; 22 cm.
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Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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This volume of essays anthologises a body of critical works written in English on the cinema of Hong Kong in the midst of the phenomenal rise of Hong Kong cinema as a worthy object of academic study.
Table of Contents
Introduction : between home and world
Hong Kong cinema in a borderless world (an extract)p. 17
Who am I? : postcolonial Hong Kong cinema in the age of global capitalismp. 39
Double negations : Hong Kong cultural identity in Hollywood's transnational representationsp. 59
Home, migration, identity : Hong Kong film workers join the Chinese diasporap. 85
Local and global identity : whither Hong Kong cinema?p. 100
Nostalgia of the new wave : structure in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Togetherp. 127
Chinese diasporic imaginations in Hong Kong films : sinicist belligerence and melancholiap. 147
Crossing borders : time, memory, and the construction of identity in Song of the Exilep. 177
Transnational cinema, hybrid identities, and the films of Evans Chanp. 196
Migration-as-transition : pre-post-1997 Hong Kong culture in Clara Law's Autumn Moonp. 224
Hong Kong : other histories, other politicsp. 273
Figures of hope and the filmic imaginary of Jianghu in contemporary Hong Kong cinemap. 297
The ambivalence of history : nostalgia films as meta-narratives in the post-colonial contextp. 331
The city that haunts : the uncanny in fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kongp. 352
Urban cinema and the cultural identity of Hong Kongp. 369
Patrick Tam's exploration : creating a 'new woman' image twenty years agop. 421
'Your tender smiles give me strength' : paradigms of masculinity in John Woo's A better tomorrow and The killerp. 437
Queerscapes in contemporary Hong Kong cinemap. 459
Stanley Kwan's Center stage : the (im) possible engagement between feminism and postmodernismp. 484
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