Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Cultural Studies Review

Publication Date

3-2004

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

11

Last Page

26

Publisher

UTS ePRESS (University of Technology Sydney)

Keywords

transnationality, Hong Kong, post-colony, cinema, contemporary cinema

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.

DOI

10.5130/csr.v10i1.3518

Print ISSN

14468123

E-ISSN

18378692

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Recommended Citation

Chan, S. C. K. (2004). Burst into action: The changing spectacle of glamour heroines in contemporary Hong Kong cinema. Cultural Studies Review, 10(1), 11-26. doi: 10.5130/csr.v10i1.3518