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Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Gina Marchetti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. This book explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has ... More

Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Ann Huis Song of the Exile

Audrey Yue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028757
eISBN:
9789882206618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028757.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The pioneering independent filmmaker Ann On-wah Hui has drawn much acclaim for her sensitive portrayals of numerous Hong Kong tragedies and marginalized populations. In a career spanning three ... More

Chinese EcocinemaIn the Age of Environmental Challenge

Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Sheldon H. Lu and Jiayan Mi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In coming decades, film will be one of the primary ways in which China adopts and expands ecological consciousness. This anthology is a book-length study of China's ecosystem through the lens of ... More

Cinema at the City's Edge

Cinema at the City's Edge

Yomi Braester and James Tweedie (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema has been a primary mechanism for entertaining migrants to the modern city, recording and displaying a historically new experience to urban populations themselves, while also disseminating the ... More

Director in Action

Director in Action

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most prominent directors in Hong Kong at the moment, Johnnie To Kei-fung, has over the past few years been receiving more attention at film festivals globally with films such as Breaking ... More

Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Esther M. K. Cheung

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is about Fruit Chan's film Made in Hong Kong (1997), a tragic coming-of-age story which follows three disillusioned local youths struggling to navigate Hong Kong public housing projects and ... More

Hong Kong ScreenscapesFrom the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and See-Kam Tan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Global connections and screen innovations converge in Hong Kong cinema. This volume focuses on the film clubs of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as new waves since, that have both refreshed and ... More

Horror to the ExtremeChanging Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book compares production and consumption of Asian horror cinemas in different national contexts and their multidirectional dialogues with Hollywood and neighboring Asian cultures. Chapters ... More

Japanese Cinema Goes GlobalFilmworkers' Journeys

Japanese Cinema Goes Global: Filmworkers' Journeys

Yoshiharu Tezuka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083329
eISBN:
9789882209282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083329.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Japan's film industry has gone through dramatic changes in recent decades, as international consumer forces and transnational talent have brought unprecedented engagement with global trends. With ... More

Jin YanThe Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Richard J. Meyer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the story of the “Emperor of Film”, who dominated the golden age of Chinese silent movies. Jin Yan achieved his greatest stardom in the 1930s, when women literally threw themselves at ... More

John Woo’s The Killer

John Woo’s The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Has the creative period of the New Hong Kong Cinema now come to an end? However this question is answered, there is a need to evaluate the achievements of Hong Kong Cinema. This book distinguishes ... More

Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Michael Ingham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called the poet of post-1997 and the economic ... More

King Hu's A Touch of Zen

King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the first Chinese-language films to gain recognition in an international film festival (the Grand Prix in the 1975 Cannes Film Festival), creating the generic mould for the ... More

Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Sun Jung

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028672
eISBN:
9789882207127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028672.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

South Korean masculinities have enjoyed dramatic influence in pan-Asian popular culture, which travels freely due to its non-nationalistic appeal. This book investigates transcultural consumption of ... More

Making IconsRepetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964

Making Icons: Repetition and the Female Image in Japanese Cinema, 1945-1964

Jennifer Coates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208999
eISBN:
9789888390144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208999.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A distinctive feature of post-war Japanese cinema is the frequent recurrence of imagistic and narrative tropes and formulaic characterizations in female representations. These repetitions are ... More

Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong ModernityAesthetics, Representation, Circulation

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

Man-Fung Yip

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390717
eISBN:
9789888390397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390717.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More

Melancholy DriftMarking Time in Chinese Cinema

Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Jean Ma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers an innovative study of three provocative Chinese directors: Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang, whose highly stylized and non-linear ... More

Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

G. Andrew Stuckey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Depictions within a movie of either filmmaking or film watching are hardly novel, but the dramatic expansion of the reach of the metacinematic into contemporary Chinese cinemas is nothing short of ... More

The New Chinese Documentary Film MovementFor the Public Record

The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Chris Berry, Xinyu Lu, and Lisa Rofel (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement is a project unveiling recent documentary film work that has transformed visual culture in China, and brought new immediacy ... More

New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Michael Keane, Anthony Y. H. Fung, and Albert Moran

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098206
eISBN:
9789882207219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Challenging assumptions that have underpinned critiques of globalization and combining cultural theory with media-industry analysis, this book gives an account of the evolution of television in the ... More

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