This short paper, will posit that James Lee’s work defies Chineseness and Malaysianness, just as both ethnic boundaries and national politics serve to enframe, locate, or marginalize subjects. Indeed, a study of Lee’s work reveals Lee as the prototypical independent Malaysian
filmmaker who is influenced by numerous filmmakers outside of Malaysia.
Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.