Can the Dialectical Image Break Bricks?
A talk on Hong Kong film by Robert Chi, Stony Brook University
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
243 Royce Hall
In terms of its historical development, international reception, and relation to locality, Hong Kong’s kung fu cinema of the early 1970s is crucial to understanding the more recent revival of martial arts cinema as a global phenomenon. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong 2004) demonstrates how particular genres encourage particular styles of spectatorship as expressions of locality, even when those genres and styles are transportable or even transnational.
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Robert Chi (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Harvard, 2001) is assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University. He has also taught at Columbia University and Tunghai University in Taiwan. Professor Chi's research focuses on Chinese literature and cinema (including those of mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora), memory, and "publicness." His articles have appeared in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Tamkang Review, Wanxiang, Shu cheng, and elsewhere. At Stony Brook he teaches a wide variety of courses on topics such as modern Chinese literature, Asian American literature, Hong Kong martial arts cinema, magical realism, "imagetexts" and visual culture, cinema and public memory, film theory, literary theory, and cultural studies.
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