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Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Author: Paul Bowman
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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780231165297
  • : Columbia University Press
  • : Columbia University Press
  • : October 2012
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Bowman
  • : Paperback
  • : 224