Title

Kung Fu : negotiating nationalism and modernity

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Asian cinemas : a reader and guide

Publication Date

1-1-2006

First Page

100

Last Page

125

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Abstract

'Kung fu', as a cultural imaginary consecrated in Hong Kong cinema since the 1970s, was constituted in a flux of nationalism during the historical process whereby China catches up with modernity. More specifically, it is a continuous and paradoxical cultural intervention useful for problematizing 'traditional heritage' in modem life. Partially, it constitutes the Hong Kong imaginary by negotiating the complex and conflicting experience of colonial modernity and post-coloniality.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9780748617760

Recommended Citation

Li, S. L. (2006). Kung Fu: Negotiating nationalism and modernity. In D. Eleftheriotis & G. Needham (Eds.), Asian cinemas: A reader and guide (pp. 100-125). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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