By Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, Esther C. M. Yau
A better half to Hong Kong Cinema presents the 1st accomplished scholarly exploration of this specified worldwide cinema. through embracing the interdisciplinary strategy of latest movie and cultural reviews, this assortment navigates theoretical debates whereas charting a brand new path for destiny examine in Hong Kong film.
- Examines Hong Kong cinema inside of an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections among media, gender, and Asian studies, Asian local stories, chinese and cultural stories, worldwide experiences, and demanding theory
- Highlights the usually contentious debates that form present brooding about movie as a medium and its attainable future
- Investigates how altering examine on gender, the physique, and sexual orientation adjust the ways that we study sexual distinction in Hong Kong cinema
- Charts how advancements in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism, and nationalism remodel our realizing of the economics and politics of the Hong Kong movie industry
- Explores how the recommendations of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, and trauma provide possibilities to reconsider authorized methods of figuring out Hong Kong’s renowned cinematic genres and stars
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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema by Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, Esther C. M. Yau