Law and Film in Hong Kong, circa 1984-1997


Grant Data
Project Title
Law and Film in Hong Kong, circa 1984-1997
Principal Investigator
Dr Wan, Marco Man Ho   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
455560
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Law and Film, Cultural Study of Law, Film Studies, Legal History, Constitutional Law
Discipline
Law
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17613915
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
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?