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Narrative of a contemporary Imprisonment in China after the ruin of the Kite (1841) is an autobiographical account, written by way of the service provider sailor John Lee Scott, of his 'shipwreck and next imprisonment within the Celestial Empire' in 1840, through the First Anglo-Chinese or so-called 'Opium' conflict. In 8 chapters, Scott describes leaving South Shields within the Kite, 'a appealing brig of 281 plenty' for Singapore in an effort to 'carry shops to the British fleet destined for China'.
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31. For a discussion of this aspect, see Ping-kwan Leung, “Minzu dianying yu Xianggang wenhua shenfen: Cong Bawang bieji, Qiwang, Ruan Lingyu kan wenhua dingwei” [National cinema and the cultural identity of Hong Kong: Looking at cultural orientation in Farewell My Concubine, Chess King, and Ruan Lingyu], Jintian [Today] no. 26 (autumn 1994): 193–204. 32. Gary Dauphin, “Cyber: Ready for My Website, Mr. DeMille,” Village Voice, January 2, 1996, 15. 33. For an informative introduction to the world of Hong Kong action films, see Bey Logan, Hong Kong Action Cinema (London: Titan Books, 1995).
See Lin Lisheng, “Jiushi niandai Zhongguo dianying de jingji biangeng he yishu fenye” [The economic changes and artistic patterns of Chinese cinema in the nineties], Dianying yishu [Film art] (May 1996): 37–41, 83. 21. Cui Lili, “Facing the Challenge From Hollywood,” Beijing Review (February 5– 11, 1996): 13. 22. Rex Weiner, “China Opens Its Doors to Sundance Fest,” Variety, October 9– 15, 1995, 13, 16; Rex Weiner, “Sundance Festival Takes Show on the Silk Road: Chinese Independents,” Variety, October 16–22, 1995, 24.
Anne T. Ciecko’s essay, “Transnational Action: John Woo, Hong Kong, Hollywood,” dissects the operation of global capital and follows the transnational trans/action of Woo’s film productions between Hong Kong and Hollywood. In his contribution, “Jackie Chan and the Cultural Dynamics of Global Entertainment,” Steve Fore analyzes aspects of Hong Kong’s film industry, its international presence, and another Hong Kong superstardirector-producer, Jackie Chan. Both Ciecko and Fore also guide us in navigating the intricate cultural politics of screening Asian masculinity in the present setting of global entertainment.