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The Hong Kong local on film: re-imagining the global

Wendy Gan

Wendy Gan is an assistant professor at the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. She has published articles on Wong Kar Wai's films, one of which can be found at Scope: an online journal of film studies
(http://www.scope.nottingham.ac.uk/
reader/chapter.php?id=12
),
and a volume on Fruit Chan's Durian Durian in the New Hong Kong Cinema series published by HKU Press
(http://www.hkupress.org/asp/
bookinfo.asp?PD_NUM=962209743X
).

Recently, she has been working on the image of Hong Kong as a tropical city on film as well as a paper exploring Hong Kong cinema's representations of diaspora with a focus on the movement of mainlanders into Hong Kong in the 50s.

Some favorite sites:

The Hong Kong Film Archive:
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/
HKFA/english/eindex.html

Hong Kong Movie database:
http://hkmdb.com/subd/index.php?categoryid
=1&s=b4713d7ae4979e0b3ab81f4e
2f61fc65

and Kaiju Shakedown (now sadly defunct but still quite entertaining):
http://www.kaijushakedown.com/