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dc.contributor.authorKwok, BSHen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoppoolse, Aen_US
dc.identifier.citationWiderScreen: City Imaginations and Urban Everyday Life, 2018, no. 1-2en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the (re)production of Hong Kong’s urban space in cyberpunk cinema, specifically in the American interpretation (2017) of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell (1995). How Chinatowns and Asian cities have inspired cyberpunk environments in both literature (e.g. Neuromancer 1984, Snow Crash 1992) and film (e.g. Blade Runner 1982, Ghost in the Shell 1995) has been extensively explored (e.g. Bruno 1987, Doel and Clarke 1997, Wong 2004). Asian urbanities have fed imaginations about density, verticality, and alienation. Wong (2004, 100) argues that, as filmic configurations of urban futures, Asian cities can be seen as prototypes of what capitalist world cities might become (King 1990 in Wong 2004, 100). Davis (2010, 140) points out, however, that while these cinematic cities signal certain Asian mobility, imaginaries of high-tech futures in the cyberpunk genre particularly emphasise the dark side of life, presenting grubby alleyways, shady business, and images the like.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Designen_US
dc.publisherFilmiverkko ryen_US
dc.rightsThe following article: Kwok, B. & Coppoolse, A. (2018). Hues on a shell: cyber-dystopia and the Hong Kong façade in the cinematic city. WiderScreen: Urban Imaginations and Urban Everyday Life - City Imaginations and Urban Everyday Life, 2018, is available at
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dc.subjectGhost in the Shellen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectCinematic cityen_US
dc.titleHues on a shell : cyber-dystopia and the Hong Kong façade in the cinematic cityen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
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