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Transnational Stardom: The Case of Maggie Cheung Man-yuk

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Abstract:

As Richard Dyer (1979) states in his classic monograph on the star system, stars represent different ways of representing and reworking national cultural contradictions. Dyer’s work has focused upon the Western version of stardom. However, his axiom concerning cultural contradictions may be significantly applied to the case of Maggie Cheung Man-yuk who represents a particular example of a transnational stardom in recent cinema. Cheung’s major roles not only exhibit the multifaceted nature of a changing world where old traditions are called into question and new challenges confront a supposedly secure sense of personal identity. They also extend Dyer’s original definition of stardom by involving issues of transnational, rather than national, cultural contradictions.

Keywords: Maggie Cheung; international figure; stardom; transnationality

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ac.14.2.180_1

Publication date: 2003-09-01

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