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Peter Ho-sun Chan's He's a woman, she's a man [electronic resource] /
Lisa Odham Stokes.
imprint
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009.
description
150 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
962209970X (pbk.), 9789622099708 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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series title
imprint
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009.
isbn
962209970X (pbk.)
9789622099708 (pbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"Director Peter Chan's...romantic comedy: He's a woman, she's a man (Golden branch, jade leaf/Gam ji yuk sip/Jin zhi yu ye...)"--P. [1].
abstract
This comedy confronts social stereotypes of masculine females, male anxieties about homosexuality and the limits of female femininity. The book also offers background on comedic narrative structure in Cantonese opera and other traditional sources that have influenced Hong Kong cinema.
catalogue key
8392638
 
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes filmography (p. [149]-150).
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Stokes offers a cogent and meticulous discussion of Peter Chan's hit film especially in the areas of gender politics, craftsmanship, and commercialization of images. Its many insights enrich our understanding not only of Chan's film but also of Hong Kong cinema in a particular historical period. Wing's mistaken identity and Sam's identity crisis can be read as the comic play or suspense that turns the established order upside down, which allegorizes (post)colonial Hong Kong." -- K. C. Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University
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Summaries
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This comedy confronts social stereotypes of masculine females, male anxieties about homosexuality and the limits of female femininity. The book also offers background on comedic narrative structure in Cantonese opera and other traditional sources that have influenced Hong Kong cinema.
Main Description
This concise book is an in-depth analysis of Hong Kong director Peter Chan's dramedy 'He's a Woman, She's a Man,' including the artistic, cultural, socio-economic and political aspects of the film, with an emphasis on audience/spectator response, globalism, gender and sexual orientation, and the figure of actor Leslie Cheung.
Main Description
This raucous, gender-stretching comedy follows the disruptions of a glamorous Hong Kong music couple's tumultuous romance by an ordinary fan's noisy arrival in their lives. With great comic story development, the film confronts social stereotypes of mas
Main Description
This raucous, gender-stretching comedy follows the disruptions of a glamorous Hong Kong music couple's tumultuous romance by an "ordinary" fan's noisy arrival in their lives. With great comic story development, the film confronts social stereotypes of masculine females, male anxieties about homosexuality, and the limits of male femininity.
Main Description
This raucous, gender-stretching comedy follows the disruptions of a glamorous Hong Kong music coupleÂ's tumultuous romance by an Â"ordinaryÂ" fanÂ's noisy arrival in their lives. With great comic story development, the film confronts social stereotypes of masculine females, male anxieties about homosexuality, and the limits of male femininity.
Table of Contents
Series Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Comedy and Morep. 1
Camera, Sound, and Musicp. 13
Cross-Dressing, Gender-Bending, and Sexual Orientationp. 31
Commerce and Globalizationp. 59
Audiencep. 85
Notesp. 109
Creditsp. 145
Filmographyp. 149
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