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Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Tony Williams


This edited volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York–based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and Love, and Datong. In this collection of essays on Chan’s documentary and feature films seven experts on cultural and film studies examine the unique blending of fictional representation, historical investigation, and critical essayism that characterize Chan’s oeuvre. They discuss how Chan’s work brings out the contradictory nature of the distant and recent past through his exploration of Hong Kong’s ... More

Keywords: Evans Chan, transcultural cinema, transnational cinema, essay film, China, Hong Kong, documentary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208166
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Williams, editor
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale