北進想像與後九七香港電影的男性形像
Changing Manhood in Post-97 Hong Kong Cinema

2017/2018 School of Chinese Research Students Seminar

北進想像與後九七香港電影的男性形像
Changing Manhood in Post-97 Hong Kong Cinema

余庭鋒 Yu Ting Fung

December 4, 2017 (Monday), 5:30-6:45pm
Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Language: Cantonese

地緣政治與經濟發展的轉變,為主權移交後香港電影中的男性社會想像帶來影響。以往研究顯示,香港自七十年代起經濟高速發展,隨之産生的經濟優越感亦成為香港陽剛建構的重要組成部份。在主權移交後,九七金融風暴、零三沙士爆發等危機大大打擊了香港的經濟地位,香港社會的男性建構亦因而改變。與此同時,民族主義和本土主義持續交鋒,亦影響著香港人的身份認同和陽剛建構。本講演將探討香港電影作為「集體政治無意識」,如何反映、介入後殖民香港人的性別主體建構。

Regarding gender identity as a kind of social construction, geopolitical and economic transformation may affect the social imagination of local men in post-97 Hong Kong cinema. Previous studies indicated that Hong Kong people’s masculinities are mainly valued by their economic superiority based on Hong Kong’s financial success since 1970s. However, after the transfer of sovereignty in 1997, economic upheavals, such as the 1997 Asian financial crisis and outbreak of SARS in 2003, challenged the economic status of Hong Kong, and the construction of Hong Kong masculinities may change accordingly. Meanwhile, the rise of two major ideologies, namely localism and nationalism, also plays a crucial role in forming local people’s identity as well as masculinity. This talk will examine how the post-97 Hong Kong cinema has reflected and contributed to the gendered subjectivity of Hong Kong people in the post-handover society.


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