Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

224 Pages | 10 illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9781474402804

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Jet Li

Chinese Masculinity and Transnational Film Stardom

Sabrina Qiong Yu

Published by Edinburgh University Press

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.


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