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[ecrea] new book: Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Mon Mar 12 23:18:15 GMT 2018

*Hong Kong Horror Cinema *
*Edited by Gary Bettinson (Lancaster University) and Daniel Martin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)* Hardback | February 2018 | 240 pages | 12 illustrations | ISBN 9781474424592 | £75.00 | $110
Published by Edinburgh University Press
*_About the book_*
Dumplings stuffed with diabolical fillings. Sword-wielding zombies. Hopping cadavers. Big-head babies. For decades, Hong Kong cinema has served up images of horror quite unlike those found in other parts of the world. In seminal films such as /A Chinese Ghost Story, Rouge, The Eye, Dumplings/, and /Rigor Mortis/, the region’s filmmakers have pushed the boundaries of genre, cinematic style, and bad taste. But what makes Hong Kong horror cinema so utterly unique? Why does it hold such fascination for “serious” cinephiles and cult fans alike? /Hong Kong Horror Cinema/is the first English-language study of this delirious and captivating cinematic tradition, offering new insights into the history of Hong Kong horror through case studies of classic films and through a detailed consideration of their aesthetic power, economic significance, and cultural impact in both the global and domestic market.
*_Contributors _*
*Gary Bettinson*, Lancaster University
*Felicia Chan*, University of Manchester
*Kenneth Chan*, University of Northern Colorado
*David Scott Diffrient*, Colorado State University
*Andrew Grossman*, Independent Scholar
*Enrique Ajuria Ibarra*, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico
*Vivian Lee*, City University of Hong Kong
*Liang Luo*, University of Kentucky
*Daniel Martin*, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
*Lisa Odham Stokes*, Seminole State College, Central Florida
*Raymond Tsang*, New York University
*Andy Willis*, University of Salford
*Find out more about **/Hong Kong Horror Cinema/**on the Edinburgh University Press website: *****
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The first book-length English-language study of Hong Kong horror films Dumplings stuffed with diabolical fillings. Sword-wielding zombies. Hopping cadavers. Big-head ...

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