Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

224 Pages | 20

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474428453

Bookseller Code (06)


Worldly Desires

Cosmopolitanism and Cinema in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Brian Hu

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in East Asian Film

  • Studies Hong Kong and Taiwan cinemas together, and separately from the cinema of mainland China
  • Brings together perspectives from Chinese studies and Asian American studies to show how culture is produced between empires, in ethnic and racialized ways internationally
  • Provides a serious take on "trashy" work that has been neglected by scholarship, including: romantic melodramas; martial arts films with seemingly recycled plots and tropes; action films; and music videos