Burst into action : the changing spectacle of glamour heroines in contemporary Hong Kong cinema

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Abstract

My question for now is: in what ways have the new currents of transnationality affected existing forms of cultural sensibility in the ‘post-colony’? Realised as a system of representation of the global popular, recent articulations of popular experience tend to be absorbed into generic cross-cultural media representations shared on the glocal level of operation by cultural producers, consumers and practitioners across geographical borders. In this paper, I shall focus on the changing spectacle of ‘the local’ through its cinematic action (along with its alternative heroine mediation), in light of such a transnational articulation as the emerging dominant. My purpose is to examine how local action has been re-imagined and can be re-aligned in relation to the specifically historical, national and postcolonial mode of imagination under the contemporary glocal context of the Hong Kong ‘Special Administrative Region’ (HKSAR), as this particular post-colony is officially renamed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
JournalCultural Studies Review
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004

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Keywords

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Burst into action : the changing spectacle of glamour heroines in contemporary Hong Kong cinema. / CHAN, Ching Kiu, Stephen.

In: Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.03.2004, p. 11-26.

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