Modernity, diasporic capital, and 1950's Hong Kong Mandarin cinema.

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The article outlines the development of Mandarin cinema in Hong Kong. The industry has matured rapidly in the last two decades because critical attention has been expanded beyond the periods before 1980s which includes different film genres, industrial connections with different parts of the pan-Chinese world and films in languages other than Cantonese. During 1950s, the industry undergone a period of change and uncertainty because the colony has just recovered from almost four years of Japanese occupation and during such time, some of the refugees which were in exile contributed to rebuilding their careers in exile and reconstructed the Mandarin cinema industry in postwar Hong Kong. Discussed are the details of the performance of Mandarin cinema in the country.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalJump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media
Issue number49
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


  • MOTION picture industry
  • CULTURAL industries
  • MOTION pictures
  • MASS media
  • FILM novelizations
  • HONG Kong (China)


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