By Lisa Funnell
Warrior Women considers the importance of chinese language girl motion stars in martial arts motion pictures produced throughout more than a few nationwide and transnational contexts. Lisa Funnell examines the effect of the 1997 move of Hong Kong from British to chinese language rule at the illustration of chinese language identities—Hong Kong chinese language, mainland chinese language, chinese language American, chinese language Canadian—in motion movies produced regionally in Hong Kong and, more and more, in cooperation with mainland China and Hollywood. Hong Kong cinema has provided house for the advance of transnational chinese language reveal identities that problem the racial stereotypes traditionally linked to the Asian woman physique within the West. The ethnic/national differentiation of transnational chinese language woman stars—such as Pei Pei Cheng, Charlene Choi, Gong Li, Lucy Liu, Shu Qi, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi—is thought of a part of the continuing negotiation of social, cultural, and geopolitical identities within the Chinese-speaking world.
“Funnell has compiled a magnificent filmography in her astute research of chinese language warrior girls, together with many motion pictures that may in a different way no longer garner a lot serious attention.” — H-Net studies (H-Asia)
Lisa Funnell is Assistant Professor within the Women’s and Gender reports application on the collage of Oklahoma, the place she can be an affiliated school member of the movie and Media experiences software and the heart for Social Justice. She is the coeditor (with Philippa Gates) of Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange.
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