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Title Screening communities : negotiating narratives of empire, nation, and the Cold War in Hong Kong cinema.

Imprint [Place of publication not identified] HONG KONG UNIV Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Intro; Series; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Toward a Colonial Modernity; 1. Film Censorship and the Regulatory Context of Postwar Hong Kong; 2. Between Idealism and Pragmatism; Part 2. Toward a Leftist Vernacular Modernism; 3. May Fourth and Postwar Hong Kong's Leftist Cantonese Cinema; 4. Familial Address and the Aesthetics of Lunli; Part 3. Toward a Gendered Industrialized City; 5. The Nanyang Ethos and Engendering the Chinese Overseas Experience; 6. Girls in Masquerade; Coda; Glossary; Notes; Filmography; Bibliography; Index
Summary Postwar Hong Kong cinema played an active role in building the colony's community in the 1950s and 1960s. To Jing Jing Chang, the screening of movies in postwar Hong Kong was a process of showing the filmmakers' visions for Hong Kong society and simultaneously an attempt to conceal their anxieties and mask their political agenda. It was a time when the city was a site of intense ideological struggles among the colonial government, Chinese Nationalists, and Communist sympathizers. The medium of film was recognized as a powerful tool for public persuasion and various camps competed to win over t.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Motion pictures -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9888455761 9789888455768 (OCoLC)1051687995
ISBN 9789888455621 (electronic bk.)
9888455621 (electronic bk.)