Author Archives: Meredith

Princess Iron Fan (Mainland China, 1941)

I dutifully watched this old animated film revolving around the Journey to the West stories about Princess Iron Fan in the interests of research, allowing for the fact that the film is so very old and such an early example of animation from … Continue reading

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In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned…

“The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!” Remember the Japanese TV show ‘Monkey’? Did you know that it was an adaptation of an ancient classical Chinese novel; or that the story has been remade oodles of time as Chinese Opera, theatre, … Continue reading

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My new project: Journey to the West

“Dangerous Meredith’s rapturous rant about cult classic Monkey Magic…” So raves a small part of a promotional blurb about an event being held at the end of February at which I am pledged to give a talk. Some long time … Continue reading

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Men Can Be Flowers Too: Asian Masculinities in Popular Culture

Originally posted on High Yellow – Asian Popular Culture:
Nicholas Tse as Hua Wuque, The Proud Twins Every time I see articles about young Asian actors leaving behind their “flower boy” roles for more “manly” characters, I feel some kind…

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The Clones of Bruce Lee is a Paean to the Commodification of the Human Body

The opening scenes of The Clones of Bruce Lee dramatize the attempts of medical staff in casualty to revive a dying Bruce Lee. The story swiftly moves onto showing us how a secret service agency appropriates samples from Lee’s body … Continue reading

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A short gushy blog about a Wang Lung Wei tribute clip

I first saw this tribute clip a few years ago when its maker Angel Vargas, aka The Flashpoint75 aka That Puerto Rican, posted it to the Heroic Sisterhood Facebook page. At the time, Angel was active on Facebook and was … Continue reading

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About me

I am quite addicted to martial arts fu movies, which is odd when you consider that I hate violence. But when I declaim my love for these films my offline friends start back in horror and make warding motions with … Continue reading

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