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Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues
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Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Abstract

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of reading film in different (though intertextually connected) ways along a formalist-historical-postmodernist continuum this book offers various reading strategies which reveal the film’s richness in terms of textual contours, textual affects, and ideological influences. Five acts of reading are explored which variously and collectively deconstruct the film’s playful intertextual and hypertextual conf ... More

Keywords: Tsui Hark, Peking Opera Blues, Hong Kong, Peking Opera, Three-Women Fiction, Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies, Hong Kong New Wave Cinema, Intertextuality, Sinophone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208852
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tan See Kam, author
Associate Professor, University of Macau