Tony Leung Chiu-Wai - Film Stars (Paperback)Mark Gallagher (author)
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In this fascinating study, Mark Gallagher explores the dynamics of media stardom in Hong Kong, mainland China and the East Asian region. This includes the importance of television series for training and promotion; the phenomenon of regional, transmedia stardom across popular entertainment genres; and cultural and political considerations as performers move among different Asian production environments. Attentive to Leung's positions in both East Asian and global screen cultures, this book illuminates challenges and opportunities for Chinese screen actors in local, regional and global contexts.
This unique study is an ideal resource for undergraduate students of Film and Media Studies taking courses in Chinese Cinema, Asian Cinema, or Transnational cinema, as well as anyone with an interest in Tony Leung-Chiu Wai's prolific career.
Publisher: British Film Institute
Number of pages: 155
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
Series editors Martin Shingler and Susan Smith: 'A book on one of Hong Kong and China's leading and most acclaimed contemporary actors would add significantly to the diversity of our current list of publications, given that we have only commissioned two studies of non-western stars so far, both of whom are from India...[This volume] strikes us as ideal in terms of extending the Asian reach of the series, addressing, as it does, a star of considerable versatility whose work in Hong Kong and Asian films encompasses both art-house and commercial mainstream cinema as well as a broad range of genres (including martial arts and action movies) and whose association with international auteurs has attracted significant media attention...Mark Gallagher's proposal offers many fresh and original insights that will broaden not just the geographical terrain but the theoretical scope of the series and it is a volume that is built on a solid basis, advancing a strong body of scholarship that the author has developed by publishing in a range of journals and books since 1997.'
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