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Translocal imagination of Hong Kong connections: the shifting of Chow Yun-Fat's star image since 1997

Feng, Lin


Lin Feng


Anyone who is interested in Hong Kong cinema must be familiar with one name: Chow Yun-fat (b. 1955). He rose to film stardom in the 1980s when Hong Kong cinema started to attract global attention beyond East Asia. During his early screen career, Chow established a star image as an urban citizen of modern Hong Kong through films such as A Better Tomorrow/Yingxiong bense (John Woo, 1986), City on Fire/Longhu fengyun (Ringo Lam, 1987), All About Ah-Long/A Lang de gushi (Johnnie To, 1989), God of Gamblers/Du shen (Wong Jing, 1989), and Hard Boiled/Lashou shentan (John Woo, 1992).

Book Type Book Chapter
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal East Asian film stars
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 113-127
Book Title East Asian Film Stars
ISBN 9781349440054; 9781137029195
Keywords Chow Yun-Fat, Hong Kong cinema
Publisher URL Details of the book are available at


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