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How does cinema imagine our place in the world? Worldly Desires: Cosmopolitanism and Cinema in Hong Kong and Taiwan looks at the studios, films and policies that charted the transnational vision of Hong Kong and Taiwan, two places with an uneasy relationship to the idea of nationhood. Examining the cultural, political and industrial overlaps between these cinemas, as well as the areas where they uniquely parallel each other, this book brings together perspectives from cinema studies, Chinese studies and Asian American studies to show how culture is produced in the spaces between empires. With case studies of popular stars like Linda Lin Dai and Edison Chen, and spectacular genres like the Shaolin Temple cycle of martial arts films, the book explores what it meant to be both cosmopolitan and Chinese in the second half of the 20th century.

Worldly desires - Brian Hu

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Title
Worldly desires - cosmopolitanism and cinema in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Author
Brian Hu
format
Hardback
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20181031

How does cinema imagine our place in the world? Worldly Desires: Cosmopolitanism and Cinema in Hong Kong and Taiwan looks at the studios, films and policies that charted the transnational vision of Hong Kong and Taiwan, two places with an uneasy relationship to the idea of nationhood. Examining the cultural, political and industrial overlaps between these cinemas, as well as the areas where they uniquely parallel each other, this book brings together perspectives from cinema studies, Chinese studies and Asian American studies to show how culture is produced in the spaces between empires. With case studies of popular stars like Linda Lin Dai and Edison Chen, and spectacular genres like the Shaolin Temple cycle of martial arts films, the book explores what it meant to be both cosmopolitan and Chinese in the second half of the 20th century.

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Brian Hu is Assistant Professor in Television, Film, and New Media at San Diego State University. He is also the Artistic Director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Both theoretically rigorous and fun to read, Worldly Desires is a fully cinematic exploration of how the Sinophone cinemas of Taiwan and Hong Kong have imagined exhilarating aspirations to transition from local to world citizenship, as well as more fraught yearnings for global recognition.


Professor Chris Berry, King's College London

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Motion pictures - Hong Kong - History - 20th century.|Motion pictures - Taiwan - History - 20th century.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
264

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