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Beyond Bruce Lee : Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture / Paul Bowman.

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Author/Creator:
Bowman, Paul author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 18
Subjects:
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Martial artists -- United States -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In order to understand Bruce Lee, we must look beyond Bruce Lee to the artist's intricate cultural and historical contexts. This work begins by contextualising Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. The text examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s, and it addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considering his function as a shifting symbol of ethnic politics and the ways in which he continues to inform Hollywood film-fight choreography. Beyond Bruce Lee ultimately argues Lee is best understood in terms of "cultural translation" and that his interventions and importance are ongoing.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Chapter One. Beyond Bruce Lee
Chapter Two. Bruce Lee Between Popular Culture and Cultural Politics
Chapter Three. Bruce Lee Beyond Pedagogy
Chapter Four. Bruce Lee Film in Cultural Translation
Chapter Five. Bruce Lee in the Post Post-Colonial, Post-Modern, Post-Protestant, Post-Human
Chapter Six. Spectres of Bruce Lee
Chapter Seven. Re-Enter the Dragon, beyond Bruce Lee
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780231850360
OCLC:
841905447
Publisher Number:
10.7312/bowm16528 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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