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Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Gina Marchetti

In this book, Gina Marchetti explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has crossed borders as a story, a commercial product and a work of art; and has had an undeniable impact on current Hong Kong cinema.

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Director in Action

Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film

Stephen Teo

The book provides a comprehensive overview of To’s career, concentrating on his action films, which is the genre in which To has excelled.

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Fruit Chan's Durian Durian

Wendy Gan

This book examines how Fruit Chan's Durian Durian sensitively portrays the unsettling seismic shifts affecting the inhabitants of both China and Hong Kong in a post-1997 context.

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Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Esther M.K. Cheung

The books takes an interdisciplinary approach to analyze Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong, using perspectives ranging from sociology, history, film studies, cultural and critical theories, and globalization studies.

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Jin Yan

The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Richard J. Meyer

This book tells the remarkable story of the "Emperor of Film," who dominated the golden age of Chinese silent movies.

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John Woo's A Better Tomorrow

Karen Fang

This book describes the different responses to the movie in Hong Kong and later in its reception worldwide, which paved the way for the promotion of John Woo and Chow Yun-fat to their current prominence in Hollywood.

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Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Michael Ingham

This book tells about an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called "the poet of post-1997 and the economic savior of the Hong Kong film industry" for an extraordinary range of films produced during some of Hong Kong cinema's most difficult years.

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King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Stephen Teo

King Hu’s A Touch of Zen is the first book-length study of a classic martial arts film from 1971– the first Chinese-language film to gain recognition in an international film festival (it won a major prize at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival) and which provided the generic mould for the latter “crossover” success of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in 2000.

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Mabel Cheung Yuen-Ting's An Autumn's Tale

Stacilee Ford

This study of An Autumn's Tale argues that Hong Kong films are a window into understanding the shared pasts and ongoing connections between Hong Kong and other globalized cities. Viewed through the lens of transnational American Studies, the film sheds important insights on both Hong Kong and U.S. history, culture, and identity.

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Peter Ho-Sun Chan's He's a Woman, She's a Man

Lisa Odham Stokes

This concise book is an in-depth analysis of Hong Kong director Peter Chan’s dramedy ‘He’s a Woman, She’s a Man,’ including the artistic, cultural, socio-economic and political aspects of the film, with an emphasis on audience/spectator response, globalism, gender and sexual orientation, and the figure of actor Leslie Cheung.

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