A pioneering study of the Chinese cinemas in Shanghai and Hong Kong and the complex connections between them during the period of war, occupation, and civil war.
Poshek Fu is Associate Professor of History and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Passivity, Resistance, and Collaboration: Intellectual Choices in Occupied Shanghai, 1937-1945 (Stanford, 1993) and co-editor of The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity (2000).
"Fu's steadfast refusal to resort to simplistic binarism in his characterizations of World War II popular culture will be a breath of fresh air for all professional historians interested in the Japanese occupation, cinema, and identity construction."—Laura A. McDaniel, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations