Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative HistoriesThe Cinema of Evans Chan$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2021. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 17 April 2021

Homelessness and Self-Disclosure

Homelessness and Self-Disclosure

Evans Chan’s “Minor” Cinema

Chapter:
(p.35) Chapter Four Homelessness and Self-Disclosure
Source:
Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories
Author(s):

Hector Rodriguez

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0004

This chapter examines Evans Chan’s cerebral and personal film The Map of Sex and Love with reference to the concepts raised by Georg Lukacs in his seminal The Theory of the Novel. It is a film marked by homelessness: the impending changes in Hong Kong’s physical landscape give viewers a sense of precariousness of life. The film’s manifold intertextual references embrace philosophy, Cantonese and Western operas, classical Chinese cinema, and English language poetry. As with the other works of Evans Chan, there is a strong conviction that narrative form should treat the absurd as a necessary condition of meaning.

Keywords:   Evans Chan, Georg Lukacs, Absurdity, Intertextuality, Homelessness, history

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .