5. Hong Kong Cinema Before 1980

  1. Yingjin Zhang2,3
  1. Robert Chi

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch5

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Chi, R. (2012) Hong Kong Cinema Before 1980, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 3

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994



  • Hong Kong Cinema before 1980, resituating Hong Kong cinema;
  • theoretical approach, on geography, places, regions, orientations;
  • Hong Kong's impact on the film industry, extraterritoriality, regional networking;
  • Hong Kong cinema, early decades, part of Southeast Asia, than of China;
  • Hong Kong cinema, in terms of crossings, intersections, dialectics;
  • historiographical implications of “Hong Kong cinema before 1980”;
  • cinema in Hong Kong, importation and exhibition;
  • Hong Kong cinema, the Cantonese and Mandarin cinema;
  • “Hong Kong cinema” as a genre, phenomena, to view cinema;
  • Hong Kong's return to political jurisdiction of China, and the Lai Man-wai


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Periodization

  • Nationalization

  • Orientations

  • Prospects