Gender, Identity, and Influence: Hong Kong Martial Arts Films

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This project is an examination of the Hong Kong film industry, focusing on the years leading up to the handover of Hong Kong to communist China. The influence of classical Chinese culture on gender representation in martial arts films is examined in order to formulate an understanding of how these films use gender issues to negotiate a sense of cultural identity in the face of unprecedented political change. In particular, the films of Hong Kong action stars Michelle Yeoh and Brigitte Lin are studied within a feminist and cultural studies framework for indications of identity formation through the highlighting of ... continued below

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Castillo, Gilbert Gerard December 2002.

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This project is an examination of the Hong Kong film industry, focusing on the years leading up to the handover of Hong Kong to communist China. The influence of classical Chinese culture on gender representation in martial arts films is examined in order to formulate an understanding of how these films use gender issues to negotiate a sense of cultural identity in the face of unprecedented political change. In particular, the films of Hong Kong action stars Michelle Yeoh and Brigitte Lin are studied within a feminist and cultural studies framework for indications of identity formation through the highlighting of gender issues.

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Castillo, Gilbert Gerard. Gender, Identity, and Influence: Hong Kong Martial Arts Films, thesis, December 2002; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3354/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .