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In this paper, I investigate the evolution of the core values of the Hong Kong people through the term Sai-lou 細路 by means of storytelling in a transmedia context and with a focus on different historical stages, from approximately the end of Second World War to the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Using the late 1930s four-panel comic strip, Sai-lou Cheung 細路祥 (Kiddy Cheung) created by Yuan Bou-wan 袁步雲 (1922–95) as the origin work for the term, this study examines the core values reflected in the 1950s film Sai-lou Cheung細路祥 (The Kid or My Son A-Chang) starring nine-year-old Bruce Lee, the 1999 film Sai-lou Cheung 細路祥 (Little Cheung) directed by Fruit Chan as well as in news reports of the 2014 sit-in street protests whose student leaders the public regarded as Sai-lou 細路 (kids).
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This page is a summary of: Transmedia Sai-lou: The evolution of Hong Kong’s core values through comics, film and street protests, Asian Cinema, October 2020, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/ac_00023_1.
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