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Enter the Triads: American Cinema’s New Racialized Criminal Other

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9789622090552
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0005
Enter the Triads: American Cinema’s New Racialized Criminal Other

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This chapter discusses the presence of Chinese criminal elements or representations of triad and gangland violence in Hollywood. It examines Hollywood films such as Lethal Weapon 4, The Corruptor, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, and Romeo Must Die, and the way they situate the triads in a global/local nexus and, in turn, ethnicize them into criminally monstrous Others within the discourses of American race relations.

Keywords: criminal elements; triad; gangland violence; Lethal Weapon 4; The Corruptor; Rush Hour; Rush Hour 2; Romeo Must Die

Chapter.  10494 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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