Selected Bibliography


Selected Bibliography


Hong Kong Cinema

Hong Kong Studies

Chinese and Asian Cinema

Selected Feminist Film Theory

Feminist Studies and Women’s Studies – Further Reading


Publications by Gina Marchetti funded by GRF (General Research Fund) award, “Hong Kong Women Filmmakers: Sex, Politics and Cinema Aesthetics, 1997-2010,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2011-15.

Marchetti, Gina. The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

—. Women Filmmakers: Sex, Politics and Cinema Aesthetics, 1997-2010,” Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2011-15.

—. Citing China: Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2018. Chapters on Ann Hui and Clara Law.

—. “Handover Bodies in a Feminist Frame: Two Hong Kong Women Filmmakers’ Perspectives on Sex after 1997,” Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display 2:2 (December 2017), 1-24. DOI:

—. “Handover Women: Hong Kong Women Filmmakers and the Intergenerational Melodrama of Infidelity,” Feminist Media Studies 16:4 (June 2016), pp. 590-609. DOI:
10.1080/14680777.2016.1193292. Special Issue: “Intergenerational Feminist Media Studies: Conflicts and Connectivities”

—. “The Gendered Politics of Sex Work in Hong Kong Cinema: Herman Yau and Elsa Chan
(Yeeshan)’s Whispers and Moans and True Women for Sale,” Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media 10 (Winter 2015). Web. ISSN: 2009-4078.

—. “Clara Law, Asia, and World Cinema,” in Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park, Gina Marchetti, and Tan See-Kam, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema, co-edited with Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park and Tan See-Kam (Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers, 2018), pp.689-707.

—. “Lean In or Bend Over? Postfeminism, Neoliberalism, and Hong Kong’s Wonder Women,” in Jessalynn Keller and Maureen E. Ryan, eds. Emergent Feminisms: Complicating a Postfeminist Media Culture (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 193-210.

—. “The Feminine Touch: Chinese Soft Power Politics and Hong Kong Women Filmmakers,” in Paola Voci and Luo Hui, eds. Screening China’s Soft Power (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 229-51.

—. “Hong Kong as Feminist Method: Gender, Sexuality, and Democracy in Two Documentaries by Tammy Cheung,” in Yiu-Wai Chu, ed. Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium: Hong Kong as Method (Singapore: Springer, 2017), pp. 59-76.

—. “Clara Law’s Red Earth: The Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Cultural Politics of the Sponsored Short,” in Chris Berry and Luke Robinson, eds. Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 259-277.

—. “Feminism, Postfeminism, and Hong Kong Women Filmmakers,” in Esther M.K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and Esther C.M. Yau, eds. A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley- Blackwell Press, 2015), pp. 237-264.

Hong Kong Cinema

Please refer to the Hong Kong Cinema Oxford Bibliography by Marchetti, Gina and Derek Lam, found at the following website:

Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong : Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000. Print.

Chan, Evans. “Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema.” Postmodernism and China. Eds. Dirlik, Arif and Xudong Zhang. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. Print.

Cheuk, Pak Tong. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema, 1978-2000. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2008. Print.

Cheung, Esther M. K. and Yiu-wai Chu, eds. Between Home and World : A Reader in Hong Kong Cinema. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print.

Chu, Yingchi. Hong Kong Cinema : Coloniser, Motherland and Self. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. Print.

Fu, Poshek and David Desser, eds. The Cinema of Hong Kong : History, Arts, Identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Print.

Jarvie, Ian Charles. Window on Hong Kong : A Sociological Study of Hong Kong Film Industry and Its Audience. Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 1977. Print.

Kwong, Teresa Pui-see. “Age of Independents: New Hong Kong Film and Video.” Film International 7.4 (2010): 40-46. Print.

Law, Kar. Hong Kong Cinema : A Cross-Cultural View. Eds. Bren, Frank and Sam Ho. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004. Print.

Lee, Vivian P. Y. Hong Kong Cinema since 1997 : The Post-Nostalgic Imagination. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print.

Marchetti, Gina and See Kam Tan, eds. Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and the New Global Cinema: No Film Is an Island. New York: Routledge, 2007. Print.

Pang, Laikwan. “Postcolonial Hong Kong Cinema: Utilitarianism and (Trans)Local.” Postcolonial Studies 10.4 (December 2007): 413-30. Print.

Pang, Laikwan and Day Wong, eds. Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005. Print.

Perks, Sarah. “Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Film-Makers.” Film International 7.4 (2009): 48-56. Print.

Stokes, Lisa Odham, and Michael Hoover. City on Fire : Hong Kong Cinema. London: Verso, 1999. Print.

Stokes, Lisa Odham. Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema. Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts (Book 2). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007. Print.

Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema : The Extra Dimensions. London: British Film Institute, 1997. Print.

Wei, Louisa Shiyu. “A Critical Review of Hong Kong Women Directors’ Recent Films.” Film Critics’ Quarterly 29 (2005): 15-19. Print.

Yau, Ching-Mei Esther, ed. At Full Speed : Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. Print.



Hong Kong Studies

Abbas, M. A. Hong Kong : Culture and the Politics of Disappearance. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1997. Print.

Leung, Helen Hok-Sze. Undercurrents : Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong. Sexuality Studies Series. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009. Print.

Lo, Kwai-Cheung. Chinese Face/Off : The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. Print.

McDonogh, Gary W., and Cindy Hing-yuk Wong. Global Hong Kong. New York: Routledge, 2005. Print.



Chinese and Asian Cinema

Berry, Chris. China on Screen : Cinema and Nation. Cinema and Nation. Ed. Farquhar, Mary Ann. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2006. Print.

Berry, Chris, ed. Chinese Films in Focus : 25 New Takes. London: BFI, 2003. Print.

Berry, Michael. Speaking in Images : Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. Print.

Chow, Rey. Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films : Attachment in the Age of Global Visibility. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Print.

Cui, Shuqin. Women through the Lens : Gender and Nation in a Century of Chinese Cinema. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2003. Print.

Davis, Darrell William. East Asian Screen Industries. Ed. Yeh, Emilie Yueh-yu. London: BFI, 2008. Print.

Grossman, Andrew, ed. Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade. Vol. 39. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2000. Print.

Hunt, Leon and Wing-fai Leung, eds. East Asian Cinemas : Exploring Transnational Connections on Film. London: I.B. Tauris, 2008. Print.

Khoo, Olivia. The Chinese Exotic : Modern Diasporic Femininity. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007. Print.

Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah, ed. Multiple Modernities : Cinema and Popular Media in Transcultural East Asia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003. Print.

Li, Cheuk-to. “Zest and Anguish.” Being and Becoming: The Cinemas of Asia. Eds. Vasudev, Aruna, Latika Padgaonkar and Rashmi Doraiswamy. New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2002. 92-123. Print.

Lim, Song Hwee. Celluloid Comrades: Representations of Male Homosexuality in Contemporary Chinese Cinemas. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007. Print.

Lu, Sheldon H. and Jiayan Mi. Chinese Ecocinema : In the Age of Environmental Challenge. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009. Print.

Lu, Sheldon H. and Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, eds. Chinese-Language Film : Historiography, Poetics, Politics. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2005. Print.

Lu, Sheldon H, ed. Transnational Chinese Cinemas Identity, Nationhood, Gender. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997. Print.

Reynaud, Bérénice. Nouvelles Chines / Nouveaux Cinemas. Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma, 1999. Print.

Shih, Shu-mei. Visuality and Identity : Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. Print.

Silbergeld, Jerome. Hitchcock with a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China’s Moral Voice. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004. Print.

Straayer, Chris. Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies : Sexual Re-Orientations in Film and Video. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. Print.

Wang, Lingzhen, ed. Chinese Women’s Cinema: Transnational Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. Print.

Xu, Gary G. Sinascape : Contemporary Chinese Cinema. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007. Print.

Yang, Jeff. Once Upon a Time in China: A Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema. New York: Atria Books, 2003. Print.

Zhang, Yingjin. Chinese National Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2004. Print.

Zhang, Yingjin. Screening China: Critical Interventions, Cinematic Reconfigurations, and the Transnational Imaginary in Contemporary Chinese Cinema. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, 2002. Print.



Selected Feminist Film Theory

Bainbridge, Caroline. A Feminine Cinematics: Luce Irigaray, Women and Film. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.

Carson, Diane, Linda Dittmar and Janice R. Welsch, eds. Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994. Print.

Cheu, Hoi F. Cinematic Howling : Women’s Films, Women’s Film Theories. Vancouver, Toronto: UBC Press, 2007. Print.

Cook, Pam and Philip Dodd, eds. Women and Film : A Sight and Sound Reader. London: Scarlet Press, 1993. Print.

Erens, Patricia, ed. Issues in Feminist Film Criticism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. Print.

Fischer, Lucy. Shot/Countershot : Film Tradition and Women’s Cinema. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989. Print.

Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey. Women Filmmakers of the African and Asian Diaspora : Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. Print.

Kaplan, E. Ann. Looking for the Other : Feminism, Film, and the Imperial Gaze. New York: Routledge, 1997. Print.

Kaplan, E. Ann. Women and Film : Both Sides of the Camera. London: Routledge, 1983. Print.

Levitin, Jacqueline, Judith Plessis and Valerie Raoul, eds. Women Filmmakers : Refocusing. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2003. Print.

Ma, Sheng-mei. The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. Print.

Mayne, Judith. The Woman at the Keyhole : Feminism and Women’s Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. Print.

Mellencamp, Patricia. A Fine Romance: Five Ages of Film Feminism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995. Print.

Modleski, Tania. The Women Who Knew Too Much : Hitchcock and Feminist Theory. New York: Methuen, 1988. Print.

Mulvey, Laura. Visual and Other Pleasures. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989. Print.

Rich, B. Ruby. Chick Flicks : Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998. Print.

Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. Unthinking Eurocentrism : Multiculturalism and the Media. London: Routledge, 1994. Print.

Thornham, Sue. Passionate Detachments : An Introduction to Feminist Film Theory. London: Arnold, 1997. Print.

Unterburger, Amy L, ed. The St. James Women Filmmakers Encyclopedia : Women on the Other Side of the Camera. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1999. Print.



Feminist Studies and Women’s Studies – Further Reading

Scattered Hegemonies : Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices. Eds. Grewal, Inderpal and Caren Kaplan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994. Print.

Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Eds. Borde, Constance and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. London: Jonathan Cape, 2009. Print.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble : Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1999. Print.

Haraway, Donna Jeanne. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women : The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991. Print.

Kristeva, Julia. About Chinese Women. Trans. Barrows, Anita. London: London : Marion Boyars, 1977. Print.

Morris, Meaghan. The Pirate’s Fiancee : Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism. London: Verso, 1988. Print.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. In Other Worlds : Essays in Cultural Politics. New York: Methuen, 1987. Print.

Whelehan, Imelda. Modern Feminist Thought : From the Second Wave to “Post-Feminism”. New York: New York University Press, 1995. Print.

Spaces of Their Own: Women’s Public Sphere in Transnational China. Ed. Yang, Mayfair Mei-hui: University of Minnesota Press, 1999. Print.

#MeToo Movement

Cobb, Shelley and Tanya Horeck. “Post Weinstein: gendered power and harassment in the media industries.” Feminist Media Studies, 18:3 (2018), 489-491, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1456155
Women’s Film
Lauzen, Martha M. “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: Portrayals of Female Characters in the Top Grossing Films of 2018,” Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, 19 February, 2019.