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Fighting Stars : Stardom and Reception in Hong Kong Martial Arts Cinema - Kyle Barrowman

Fighting Stars

Stardom and Reception in Hong Kong Martial Arts Cinema

By: Kyle Barrowman (Editor), Mark Gallagher (Editor), Yiman Wang (Editor)

Paperback | 3 October 2024

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Fighting Stars provides a rich and diverse account of the emergence and legacies of Hong Kong martial arts cinema stars.

Tracing the meanings and influence of stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Cheng Pei-pei, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Ziyi Zhang, and Donnie Yen against the shifting backdrops of the Hong Kong film industry, the contributors to this important volume highlight martial arts stars' cultural reach, both on a local and global scale.

Each of the chapters, written by a host of renowned international scholars, focuses on an individual film star, considering issues such as martial arts practices and philosophies, gender and age, national identities and conflicts, cinematic genres and aesthetic choices in order to understand their local and transnational cultural influence.

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