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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

Hong Kong CantopopA Concise History

Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Yiu-Wai Chu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Cantopop, the most representative genre of Hong Kong popular music, is a major part of the popular cultural phenomenon of Hong Kong. Once the leading pop genre of Chinese popular music across the ... More

Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Twenty-first century urbanization signals unprecedented challenge as well as unprecedented transformative potential. Anchoring its case studies to Asia, this volume uses an “ecologies of urbanism” ... More

Merchants of War and PeaceBritish Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Song-Chuan Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges conventional arguments that the major driving forces of the First Opium War were the infamous opium smuggling trade, the defence of British national honour, and cultural ... More

News Under FireChina's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Shuge Wei

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

News under Fire: China’s Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928–1941 is the first comprehensive study of China’s efforts to establish an effective international propaganda ... More

Piecing Together Sha PoArchaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Hong Kong boasts a number of rich archaeological sites behind sandy bays. Among these backbeaches is Sha Po on Lamma Island, a site which has long captured the attention of archaeologists. However, ... More

Hong Kong in the Cold War

Hong Kong in the Cold War

Priscilla Roberts and John M. Carroll (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208005
eISBN:
9789888390106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208005.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Cold War was a distinct and crucial period in Hong Kong’s evolution and in its relations with China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong was a window through which the West could monitor what was ... 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

Unruly PeopleCrime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208951
eISBN:
9789888390052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208951.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry ... More

Fire and IceLi Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Richard L. Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Later Tang was the first of several ephemeral states created by the Shatuo Turks in tenth-century China and Li Cunxu, a martial genius, was its founder. In fifteen years, he turned a small ... More

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