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Screening Communities – Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Screening Communities: Negotiating Narratives of Empire, Nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong Cinema

Jing Jing Chang


Screening Communities uses multi-media archival sources, including government archives, memoirs, fan magazines, newspaper reports, and films to narrate the complexity of social change and political turmoil, both screened and lived, in postwar Hong Kong. In particular, Screening Communities explores the political, ideological, and cultural work of Hong Kong film culture and its role in the building of a postwar Hong Kong community during the 1950s and 1960s, which was as much defined by lived experiences as by a cinematic construction, forged through negotiations between narratives of empire, n ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Hong Kong cinema, Cold War, British Empire, Community Building, Screening Community, Colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455768
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jing Jing Chang, author
Wilfrid Laurier University

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Part 2 Toward a Leftist Vernacular Modernism: From the National to the Familial

Part 3 Toward a Gendered Industrialized City: From a Borderless to a Localized Place