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Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema (review)

Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema (review) Reviews 357 studies of gender. Last but not least, McLaren's book is an exemplary example of a new wave of truly interdisciplinary studies of China. Sitting at the intersection of gender studies, literary analysis, history, and anthropology, Performing Grief will interest and reward generations of scholars of literature, history, anthropology, and sociology. Miranda Brown Miranda Brown, an associate professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, is a historian of early China and has recently published a book, The Politics of Mourning in Early China. Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li, and Stephen Chan Ching-kiu, editors. Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005. xvi, 343 pp. Hardcover $84.95, isbn 1-932643-19-2. Paperback $23.95, isbn 1-932643-01-X. In the decade since the international acclaim of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000, the martial arts film has undergone a renaissance in Asia and Hollywood. Lee's homage to the wuxia (swordplay) genre has inspired epic Chinese blockbusters like Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002), The House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004) and The Promise (Chen Kaige, 2005). Its box office success has also brought record attendance and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema (review)

China Review International , Volume 16 (3) – Jan 6, 2009

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Reviews 357 studies of gender. Last but not least, McLaren's book is an exemplary example of a new wave of truly interdisciplinary studies of China. Sitting at the intersection of gender studies, literary analysis, history, and anthropology, Performing Grief will interest and reward generations of scholars of literature, history, anthropology, and sociology. Miranda Brown Miranda Brown, an associate professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, is a historian of early China and has recently published a book, The Politics of Mourning in Early China. Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li, and Stephen Chan Ching-kiu, editors. Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005. xvi, 343 pp. Hardcover $84.95, isbn 1-932643-19-2. Paperback $23.95, isbn 1-932643-01-X. In the decade since the international acclaim of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000, the martial arts film has undergone a renaissance in Asia and Hollywood. Lee's homage to the wuxia (swordplay) genre has inspired epic Chinese blockbusters like Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002), The House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004) and The Promise (Chen Kaige, 2005). Its box office success has also brought record attendance and

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Published: Jan 6, 2009

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