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Remade in HollywoodThe Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas$
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Kenneth Chan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622090552

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.001.0001

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Enter the Triads: American Cinema’s New Racialized Criminal Other

Enter the Triads: American Cinema’s New Racialized Criminal Other

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Remade in Hollywood
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Kenneth Chan

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0005

This chapter discusses the presence of Chinese criminal elements or representations of triad and gangland violence in Hollywood. It examines Hollywood films such as Lethal Weapon 4, The Corruptor, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, and Romeo Must Die, and the way they situate the triads in a global/local nexus and, in turn, ethnicize them into criminally monstrous Others within the discourses of American race relations.

Keywords:   criminal elements, triad, gangland violence, Lethal Weapon 4, The Corruptor, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Romeo Must Die

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