What is it about?

Essay looks at how the video game Sleeping Dogs adapts the tropes, narratives, and themes of Hong Kong action cinema to appeal to North American audiences.

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Why is it important?

The essay is important because it analyzes how transpacific media flows change the meaning and significance of cultural texts.


This article took years of work because it required both deep research into understanding how video games work and the film studies scholarship of canonical Hong Kong action cinema as well as writing an argument that linked these two disparate fields together.

Jason Coe
University of Hong Kong

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This page is a summary of: Serial authentication: Gamifying Hong Kong action cinema in Sleeping Dogs, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, January 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17508061.2019.1591745.
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