Modern Chinese Fiction and Film (EALC 318/518): Films

Library resources and information access to Chinese fiction and film of the first half of the 20th century

Films and videorecordings

Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China. Release Date: 15 August 1991 (Hong Kong). Director: Hark Tsui. Writers: Yiu-ming Leung, Elsa Tang. Stars: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Biao Yuen.

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Chinese Films and Critiques

"The relationship between film and reality makes film criticism not only about film itself, but also an active participant of the society we live in. The meaning of cinema lies outside of cinema. Chinese film critics are more like artistic sociologists: they must on one hand be responsible to the spirit and culture of film, and on the other hand be responsible to the environment they live in." -- Grace Wang from

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Films Online

阿Q正传 The True Story of Ah Q

阿Q正传 The True Story of Ah Q (1982) 1:48:19
阿Q正传 1/2 The True Story of Ah Q (stage play) 1:10:46
阿Q正传2/2 The True Story of Ah Q-stage play 2/2 1:09:22