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Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Paul Bowman

Abstract

This book provides an in-depth understanding of Bruce Lee and examines the artist from both a cultural and historical perspective. The work begins by contextualizing Lee, examining his films and martial arts work, and his changing cultural status within different times and places. It then examines Bruce Lee's films and philosophy in relation to the popular culture and cultural politics of the 1960s and 1970s. It also addresses the resurgence of his popularity in Hong Kong and China in the twenty-first century. The study also explores Lee's ongoing legacy and influence in the West, considers hi ... More

Keywords: Bruce Lee, martial arts films, Hong Kong, China, Hollywood, cultural translation, popular culture, cultural politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231165297
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Bowman, author