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Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Kenneth Chan

Abstract

The dramatic surge of Chinese visibility in Hollywood has been spurred by Sino-chic talents such as directors Ang Lee, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai, Wayne Wang, and Zhang Yimou, and stars such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, and Michelle Yeoh. Analyzing well-known films by Chinese stars and crew, and the influence they have had on Hollywood directors, this book describes how post-1997 notions of Chinese identity and cultural genres have been reinvented and repackaged by major US studios. Highlighting numerous contradictions and cultural anxieties evident in transnational H ... More

Keywords: Chinese visibility, Hollywood, Sino-chic talents, Chinese identity, cultural genres, compromises

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090552
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Chan, author