Fruit Chan's Durian Durian


作者:Wendy Gan


出版社:Hong Kong University Press

ISBN:978-962-209-743-8 ; 962-209-743-X

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This book examines how Fruit Chan’s Durian Durian sensitively portrays the unsettling seismic shifts affecting the inhabitants of both China and Hong Kong in a post-1997 context. The study covers different aspects of Durian Durian: its relation to the Hong Kong independent film sector and traditions of Hong Kong social realism; its representations of mainland Chinese women; and its representations of cross-border relations and issues of post-1997 identity for both inhabitants of Hong Kong and China. Gan argues that Durian Durian is an attempt to re-think Hong Kong and China as a single entity, a single imagined community in a post-1997 era. The film is an exploration of “one country, two systems” not just in political but in spatial and affective terms. This is one of the first studies of Fruit Chan’s work and presents him as one of Hong Kong’s key filmmakers, worthy of serious critical study. Durian Durian is one of Chan’s masterpieces and its study is of interest to anyone who is concerned with post-1997 realities in Hong Kong and China as visualized on film.

Wendy Gan is an Assistant Professor in the English department of the University of Hong Kong where she divides her research time between her avid interest in Hong Kong film and British women’s writing.

  • Series Preface(第9頁)
  • Acknowledgments(第13頁)
  • 1 Introduction(第15頁)
  • 2 Contexts: Independent Filmmaking and Hong Kong Cinema(第25頁)
  • 3 Contexts: Social Realism in Hong Kong Cinema(第39頁)
  • 4 The Representation of the Mainland Chinese Woman in Durian Durian(第57頁)
  • 5 Durian Adrift: The Contiguities of Identity in Durian Durian(第73頁)
  • 6 The Prostitute Trilogy So Far(第95頁)
  • 7 Conclusion(第105頁)
  • Notes(第111頁)
  • Filmography(第117頁)
  • Bibliography(第121頁)