Global Cinema Influenced By Chinese Action Heroes – Neville D’ Cruz

From Malaysian National News Agency (link):

The globalisation and popularity of Hong Kong cinema has created a new Chinese masculinity in mainstream cinema, according to a Singapore researcher based at the University of Melbourne.

In a PhD thesis which explores the representations of Chinese masculinity by popular action heroes such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, Dr Alvin Koh, 29, a former student of Catholic High in Singapore, argues that Chinese actors have been able to subvert Hollywood stereotypes of effeminate Asian men.


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