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Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film by Karen Fang (review)

Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film by Karen Fang (review) 250 China Review International: Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016 work for others who seek to understand these texts, practices, and maybe even want to find their own serenity and its wonders. James D. Sellmann James D. Sellmann, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of Chinese philosophy at the University of Guam, specializing in Chinese and comparative philosophy and religion. Karen Fang. Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. xiii, 226 pp. Hardcover $85.00, ISBN 978-0-8047-9891-4. Paperback $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5036-0070-6. eBook $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5036-0075-1. From the 2013 Edward Snowden intelligence leaks to recent reports about “a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control” in China, surveillance has become a common concern across both democratic and authoritarian worlds. With the state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) in China and closed-circuit television (also CCTV) security cameras throughout Hong Kong and all major cities, CCTVs have dominated people’s daily lives everywhere from policing to voyeurism. In such condition, Karen Fang’s Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film appears timely. A thorough research on Hong Kong cinema, the work covers nearly two hundred Hong Kong and Sinophone http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film by Karen Fang (review)

China Review International , Volume 23 (3) – Sep 20, 2018

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250 China Review International: Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016 work for others who seek to understand these texts, practices, and maybe even want to find their own serenity and its wonders. James D. Sellmann James D. Sellmann, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and professor of Chinese philosophy at the University of Guam, specializing in Chinese and comparative philosophy and religion. Karen Fang. Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. xiii, 226 pp. Hardcover $85.00, ISBN 978-0-8047-9891-4. Paperback $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5036-0070-6. eBook $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5036-0075-1. From the 2013 Edward Snowden intelligence leaks to recent reports about “a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control” in China, surveillance has become a common concern across both democratic and authoritarian worlds. With the state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) in China and closed-circuit television (also CCTV) security cameras throughout Hong Kong and all major cities, CCTVs have dominated people’s daily lives everywhere from policing to voyeurism. In such condition, Karen Fang’s Arresting Cinema: Surveillance in Hong Kong Film appears timely. A thorough research on Hong Kong cinema, the work covers nearly two hundred Hong Kong and Sinophone

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 20, 2018

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