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dc.contributor.authorFarquhar, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.editorMary Farquhar and Yingjin Zhang (guest)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T07:56:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T07:56:53Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.issn17508061en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23117
dc.description.abstractJackie Chan is a dragon of the Hong Kong cinema. Certain life experiences mould his star image as narrative, such as his childhood operatic training, his cheeky brand of kung fu comedy, and the high-risk onscreen stunts that he performs himself. But star images are made, not born. This essay looks at Jackie Chan's rise to stardom through two key texts: the film Drunken Master (Zuiquan, 1978) and his English language autobiography, I am Jackie Chan (1998). Both narrate a rite-of-passage story that defines Chan on and off the screen in terms of a painful transition from kung fu kid to dragon through his operatic training and translated into martial arts lessons onscreen. This training is crucial to his brand of comic genius. Chan acknowledges these aspects of his image when he sees his operatic training - ten years of hell - as the foundation of his stardom. He writes that his blood father is 'the father of Chan Kong-sang' but his opera school Master is 'the father of Jackie Chan'.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherIntellecten_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1386/jcc.2.2.137_1#en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom137en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto146en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2008en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Chinese Cinemasen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode401302en_US
dc.titleJackie Chan: A New Dragon for a New Generationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-04-10T00:53:05Z
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