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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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Global Aches

Global Aches

Teaching Evans Chan’s Bauhinia

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(p.121) Chapter Nine Global Aches
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Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories
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Stacilee Ford

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0009

Despite its relatively short fifty-minute length, Bauhinia offers its audience Evans Chan’s seamless essay-like integration of reality and fiction, artistic blend of music and camerawork. Bauhinia is a thoughtful and teachable exploration of complex and combustible topics such as the gender politics of relationships in diaspora, China’s One Child Policy, and the impact of 9/11 in the US and beyond. This chapter is an analysis of transnationality in Bauhinia and a study of its reception in the classroom.

Keywords:   9/11, post 9/11 society, gender, melodrama, trauma, human identity, audience reception

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