East Asian Film Stars

Editors: Wing-Fai, L., Willis, A. (Eds.)

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Many stars from China, Japan and Korea are the most popular and instantly recognizable in the world. East Asian Film Stars brings together some of the world's leading cinema scholars to offer their insights into the work of regional and transnational screen legends, contemporary superstars and mysterious cult personas.

About the authors

Martin Carter, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Felicia Chan, University of Manchester, UK Anne Ciecko, international cinema educator and academic researcher David Desser, University of Illinois, USA Lin Feng, University of Hull, UK Christopher Howard, Chongqing University, PRC Nikki J.Y. Lee, Nottingham Trent University, UK Leung Wing-Fai, University College Cork, Ireland Daniel Martin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea Mark Morris, University of Cambridge, UK Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK Andy Willis, University of Salford, UK Jie Zhang, Trinity University, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Star Power from Hollywood to East Asia

    Willis, Andy (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Body of Action, Face of Authenticity: Symbolic Stars in the Transnational Marketing and Reception of East Asian Cinema

    Martin, Daniel

    Pages 19-34

  • Pop-orientalism and the Asian Star Body: Rain and the Transnational Hollywood Action Movie

    Lee, Nikki J. Y.

    Pages 35-48

  • National Idols? The Problem of ‘Transnationalizing’ Film Stardom in Japan’s Idol Economy

    Howard, Christopher

    Pages 49-64

  • Zhang Ziyi: The New Face of Chinese Femininity

    Wing-Fai, Leung

    Pages 65-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
East Asian Film Stars
Editors
  • L. Wing-Fai
  • A. Willis
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02919-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137029195
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02918-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44005-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
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