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The Resource Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu, (electronic resource)

Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu, (electronic resource)

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Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom
Title
Jet Li
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Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom
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Sabrina Qiong Yu
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Language
eng
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Yu, Sabrina Qiong
Dewey number
791.43028091999997
LC call number
PN2878.L34
LC item number
Y8 2012eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Li, Jet
  • Actors
  • Motion pictures
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Jet Li is arguably the best martial arts actor alive, and his career has crossed numerous cultural and geographic boundaries, from mainland China to Hong Kong, from Hollywood to France. In Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu uses Li as an example to address some intriguing but under-examined issues surrounding transnational stardom in general and transnational kung fu stardom in particular. Presenting case studies of audiences' responses to Jet Li films and his star image, this book explores the way in which Li has evolved from a Chinese wuxia hero to a transnational kung fu star in relation to the discourses of genre, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and national identity. By rejecting a text-centred approach which prevails in star studies and instead emphasising the role of audiences in constructing star image, this book challenges some established perspectives in the study of Chinese male screen images and martial arts/action cinema. As one of the first book-length studies on Chinese stars/ stardom and transnational stardom, Jet Li: Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom is essential reading for students and researchers in Film Studies
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Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. I. Jet Li as Chinese wuxia hero -- pt. II. Jet Li as transnational kung fu star
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000745346
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unknown
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780748645480
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(e-book)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000745346
Label
Jet Li : Chinese masculinity and transnational film stardom, Sabrina Qiong Yu, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. I. Jet Li as Chinese wuxia hero -- pt. II. Jet Li as transnational kung fu star
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000745346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780748645480
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000745346

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