Romancing ‘kung fu master’ – from ‘yellow peril’ to ‘yellow prowess’

  title={Romancing ‘kung fu master’ – from ‘yellow peril’ to ‘yellow prowess’},
  author={Zheng Zhu},
  journal={Asian Journal of Communication},
  pages={403 - 419}
  • Zheng Zhu
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Asian Journal of Communication
Present study critically investigates the cinematic depiction of leading Chinese masculine figures in Hollywood film productions, with a specific focus on how the positioning of white female characters romantically involved with Chinese martial arts fighters serves to construct Chinese masculinity. In noted films such as The Tuxedo (2002), Kiss of the Dragon (2001), and Dragon: Bruce Lee Story (1993), Chinese martial arts fighters not only managed to fight off white antagonists but also… Expand
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