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Cherry Blossoms: Contemplating exile and identity in ‘New Wave’ Hong Kong cinema

Stein, M. (2014) Cherry Blossoms: Contemplating exile and identity in ‘New Wave’ Hong Kong cinema. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 31 (8). pp. 734-745.

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The prevalence of Hong Kong cinema as an industry of significance and importance has been researched considerably within academic spheres over the last twenty years (Browne et al. 1994; Law and Bren 2004; Teo 1997; Fu and Desser 2000; Cheuk 2008; Yau 2001). Presented as a medium of composite and hybridized affiliations, features of varied socio-cultural discourse including gender (Cui 2004; Lu 1997; Palmer and Lau 2003), politics (Leung 2004; Abbas 2010; Willis 2009), nationhood (Chu 2002; Desser 2001; Dissanayake and Gunaratne 2003) and identity (Chu 2001; Leung 2001; Lee 2009) have all been analyzed. Within this process, identifications of ‘new wave’ style and aesthetics have been particularly predominant (Law 2004; Li 2001; Cheuk 2008). Whereas most studies have detailed a handful of emblematic films and directors as representative of a concomitant style, there are gaps in accounting for specific nuances within the field...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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