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Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media

Victor Fan


This book examines how Hong Kong filmmakers, spectators and critics wrestled with a perturbation: What is Hong Kong cinema? Framed between the Leftist Riots (1967) and the aftermath of the Umbrella Movement (2014), this book scrutinises the interdependent relationship between cinema and politics by rethinking how Hong Kong cinema has been historically in-formed by dispossession and exclusion, rather than identity and belonging. It traces how Hong Kong’s extraterritoriality has been framed: in its position of being doubly occupied and doubly abandoned by contesting juridical, political, linguis ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong cinema and media, Extraterritoriality, Colonialism and postcolonialism, Bare life and state of exception, LGBTQI+ cinema and media, Women filmmakers, Politics and cinema, Hong Kong and China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474440424
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Fan, author
King's College London