Law and Film in Hong Kong, circa 1984-1997
Dr Wan, Marco Man Ho (Principal investigator)
Law and Film, Cultural Study of Law, Film Studies, Legal History, Constitutional Law
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
2) How is law represented in Hong Kong films of this period? 3) What are the benefits and pitfalls of using film as a primary source for understanding legal history? 4) In what ways does film language such as camera movement, sound, graphics and lighting contribute to a representation of law unique to the genre? 5) How might knowledge of concepts and debates in constitutional law inform our understanding of film? 6) How do films reflect, and participate in, the formation of a distinct Hong Kong identity? 7) What, ultimately, is the relationship between law and film as revealed by their interaction in this period?