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Author Funnell, Lisa, 1980-

Title Warrior women : gender, race, and the transnational Chinese action star / Lisa Funnell
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction to warrior women -- Hong Kong-Hollywood connections -- Transnational Chinese mothers: the heroic identities of Michelle Yeoh and Pei Pei Cheng -- Intermedial stars: Hong Kong warrior women in post-1997 cinema -- Chinese women and the tropes of modern China: the transnational appeal of Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi -- Pan-Pacific connections: Chinese American warrior women in post-1997 Hong Kong -- transnational integration: Chinese Canadian warrior women in post-1997 Hong Kong -- The influence of Hong Kong in Hollywood: the asianization of American warrior women -- Conclusion: transnational Chinese warrior women
Summary "Warrior Women considers the significance of Chinese female action stars in martial arts films produced across a range of national and transnational contexts. Lisa Funnell examines the impact of the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese rule on the representation of Chinese identities--Hong Kong Chinese, mainland Chinese, Chinese American, Chinese Canadian--in action films produced domestically in Hong Kong and, increasingly, in cooperation with mainland China and Hollywood. Hong Kong cinema has offered space for the development of transnational Chinese screen identities that challenge the racial stereotypes historically associated with the Asian female body in the West. The ethnic/national differentiation of transnational Chinese female stars--such as Pei Pei Cheng, Charlene Choi, Gong Li, Lucy Liu, Shu Qi, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi--is considered part of the ongoing negotiation of social, cultural, and geopolitical identities in the Chinese-speaking world."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Women heroes in motion pictures.
Action and adventure films -- China
Action and adventure films -- Taiwan
Action and adventure films -- China -- Hong Kong
Action and adventure films.
Women heroes in motion pictures.
Heldin Motiv
China -- Hong Kong.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781438452500