answer the following question total 1200minimum words need work cited from required reading 1

A. PLEASE WATCH “Swordsman 2” [also known as “The Legend of the Swordsman: Asia the Invincible”] before class For background information, see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swordsman_II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhowGyVfdnY Link

Answer the following questions: In “Swordsman 2,” do you think the main villain’s transgender identity is represented as part of her power? Is this a negative portrayal, a positive portrayal, or neither?

B. READ Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Trans on Screen,” in Transgender China, ed. Chiang, Howard, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 183-198. Answer the following questions: According to Leung, what is the difference between Jin Yong’s portrayal of Dongfang Bubai’s transgendered body in the original novel and the portrayal of her body in the film? What difference does it make, according to Leung and some of the critics she quotes, that Dongfang Bubai in the film is played by a female actress, Brigitte Lin? Elaborate.

C. Read one of the following and summarize it in your own words:

1. Tze-lan Sang, “The Transgender Body in Wang Dulu’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” in Martin, Fran and Larissa Heinrich, eds., Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures, ed. Martin, Fran and Larissa Heinrich, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006: 98-114.] [show clips]

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2. Berry, Chris. “Stellar Transit: Bruce Lee’s Body or Chinese Masculinity in a Transnational Frame,” in Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures, ed. Martin, Fran and Larissa Heinrich, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006: 218-234.

 
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