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Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative HistoriesThe Cinema of Evans Chan$
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Tony Williams

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208166

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.001.0001

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Crossings

Crossings

A Transnational Cinematic Text

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(p.27) Chapter Three Crossings
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Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories
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Tony Williams

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0003

Crossings is ostensibly a fictional narrative set in New York involving motifs familiar to many viewers of Hong Kong’s genre cinema. Yet, in reality, it represents another creative blending of concepts and traditions key to the cinema of Evans Chan. Featuring Hong Kong stars Simon Yam and Anita Yuen, it can be read an as unofficial sequel to To Liv(e). Boundaries between mainstream cinema and the avant-garde are blurred in this stimulating film that explores issues of gender, history, and nationality.

Keywords:   Evans Chan, Hong Kong stars, Gender, History, Nationality, transnational cinema

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