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Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation

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Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation"

Man-Fung Yip

The martial arts film, despite being long regarded as a vehicle of Chinese cultural nationalism, can also paradoxically be conceptualized as a mass cultural expression of Hong Kong’s colonial-capitalist modernity. Moving beyond generalized notions of martial arts cinema’s appeal, this book argues that the important and popular genre articulates the experiential qualities, the competing ... Read more

 

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