Yuen Woo Ping's kung fu comedy based on the legendary female
character Wing Chun is a landmark of action choreography and heroic
womanhood in Chinese cinema. This book explores Wing
Chun's narrative representation of femininity and the martial
arts genre, its history, traditions and cultural influences. While
studio-made Hong Kong genre cinema has stressed action over
narrative, Wing Chun offers a more egalitarian gender
imaginary rooted in Daoist and Buddhist thought. The book provides
new insights on the non-linear cinematic storytelling of the film.
This is the first in-depth study of the work of Yuen Woo Ping, the
well-known Hong Kong film director and action choreographer who
achieved international recognition as an action choreographer of
films such as The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon;
and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2.
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