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The Resource Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition, Stephen Teo

Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition, Stephen Teo

Label
Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition
Title
Chinese martial arts cinema
Title remainder
the Wuxia tradition
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Teo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive, fully-researched account of the historical and contemporary development of the traditional martial arts genre in the Chinese cinema known as wuxia (literal translation: martial chivalry) - a genre which audiences around the world became familiar with through the phenomenal 'crossover' hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The book unveils rich layers of the wuxia tradition as it developed in the early Shanghai cinema in the late 1920s, and from the 1950s onwards, in the Hong Kong and Taiwan film industries. Key attractions of the book are analyses of: The history of the tradition as it began in the Shanghai cinema, its rise and popularity as a serialized form in the silent cinema of the late 1920s, and its eventual prohibition by the government in 1931. The fantastic characteristics of the genre, their relationship with folklore, myth and religion, and their similarities and differences with the kung fu sub-genre of martial arts cinema. The protagonists and heroes of the genre, in particular the figure of the female knight-errant. The chief personalities and masterpieces of the genre - directors such as King Hu, Chu Yuan, Zhang Che, Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, and films such as Come Drink With Me (1966), The One-Armed Swordsman (1967), A Touch of Zen (1970-71), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Member of
Cataloging source
OSU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teo, Stephen
Dewey number
791.43/6579
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H3
LC item number
T46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Traditions in world cinema
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martial arts
  • Martial arts
  • Motion pictures
  • Films, cinema
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Martial arts
  • Motion pictures
  • China
  • Kampfsport
  • Kampfsport
  • Film
  • China
  • Film
  • China
Label
Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition, Stephen Teo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-213) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 214-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wuxia from literature to cinema -- Reactions against the Wuxia genre -- The rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-hung to Bruce Lee -- The rise of New School Wuxia -- The Wuxia films of King Hu -- Wuxia after A touch of Zen -- Wuxia between nationalism and transnationalism
Control code
398493357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748632510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk12nh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)398493357
Label
Chinese martial arts cinema : the Wuxia tradition, Stephen Teo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-213) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 214-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wuxia from literature to cinema -- Reactions against the Wuxia genre -- The rise of Kung Fu, from Wong Fei-hung to Bruce Lee -- The rise of New School Wuxia -- The Wuxia films of King Hu -- Wuxia after A touch of Zen -- Wuxia between nationalism and transnationalism
Control code
398493357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748632510
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk12nh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)398493357

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