評影習寫:略記《香港製造》,兼憶張美君教授

楊焯灃 「其實 所有的孩童 似懂非懂 像你和我 無法參透生死 卻學懂找樂遊玩 在天邊殘缺的一角」 ——張美君〈孩童〉 《香港製造》二十年,修復版引起的評論大多聚焦在電影如何預言了今日香港的各種低迷和鬱悶,而的確片中由年輕人角度出發,那種因為不得不面對迷茫而持之甚久的未來而生的殘酷,我們或者很快就發現它會是後人用來概括目下這一代人的結語。

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Between Crisis and Creativity: Esther M. K. Cheung’s Study of the Everyday

Winnie L.M. Yee Abstract Hong Kong, a hub of cultural exchanges and transnational funding, resources, ideologies and people, is often seen as an economic miracle. The dominant economic discourse of capitalism has reduced Hong Kong to a mere product of financial systems and structures, and deprived it of the possibility of enchantment. By analysing textual practices such as film aesthetics […]

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The Iterability of Hong Kong Topographical Poetry

Abstract When a technocratic and developmentalist government decided to tear down two historic piers in Hong Kong in 2006-2007, among other reactions, it spurred the production of a new type of poetry inscribed in the urban space. Poems by Uncle Hung and Liu Wai-tong define an oppositional poetics, predicated on a new awareness and willingness to act. Often recited or […]

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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema. By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film. Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Esther Cheung

Dr Esther Cheung 張美君 1958-2015 (BA 1981; CertEd 1983) Head, Department of Comparative Literature (2004-2005) Co-Director (2004-2007) and Director (2007-2015) of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures One of the University’s most beloved teachers and scholars winning the HKU Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011, and a leading figure in Hong Kong cultural studies. She also pioneered the […]

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The Urban Maze Crisis and Topography in Hong Kong Cinema

Situating the new millennial films vis-à-vis several critical turns in the representations of the city in Hong Kong cinema, this chapter aims to examine the cinematic city as an episteme that grounds our knowledge of political, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics of Hong Kong society within a complex global–national–local network. It is argued that the urban cinema provokes critical discourses on […]

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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema: Introduction

Time haunts Hong Kong cinema in a peculiar way that sets it apart from other film cultures. Critics talk about it in terms of “time pieces” (Stephens 1996), “poets of time” (Rayns 1995), “translating time” (Lim 2001), “violence of time” (Law 2006), and “marking time” (Ma 2010). As Esther M.K. Cheung and Chu Yiu-wai (2004) remind us, Hong Kong film […]

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一輩子做了三輩子的事情 ──向老師、學者、作家張美君博士致敬

蕭恒 張美君博士於2015年2月與世長辭,留下的,不止等身的學術著作,還有不算浩繁卻能感染眾生的詩文創作,和生前的好友、學生對她的無盡思念。美君老師生前好友洛楓寫道,說她「一個人做三個人或三輩子的事情」,正正道出美君老師在教學、研究、創作上均卓有成就,而她的成就,又與電影和文學──特別是香港的電影和文學──密不可分。

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Between Demolition and Construction: Performing Drifting Identities in Jia Zhangke’s Films

Contemporary Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke demonstrates how auteurism performs an essential role in shaping an impressive grassroots poetics within a rapidly vanishing space. Hailed by some critics as “the cinematic poet” of postsocialist China, Jia has developed an expansive field of citation where the recurrent spaces of demolition and construction are notable tropes. Bound up with the transformations of local […]

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