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Cinema  of  China
Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

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The Chinese motion picture market is the world’s second-largest, and growing more than fifty percent each year.

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           close-up of Li Gong from Zhang Yimou's Oscar-nominated classic "Raise The Red Lantern" [1991]            here on page 1:

books on Chinese cinema

filmmakers of China

actors & others of China

China cinema links
China cinema companies

on page 2:
top of page
selected films of China, A-Z

1990 • 2010
NEW movies, coming soon

browse books on Chinese cinema at AmazonChinese
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Martial Arts Movies poster catalog at AllPosters.com
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Books  on  Chinese  Cinema

Romance & the Yellow Peril book by Gina Marchetti  "Romance and The 'Yellow Peril': Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies In Hollywood Fiction" [1993]
by Gina Marchetti

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [2/94] for $24.95
Univ CA Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/93] out of print/used
Contemporary Chinese Cinema book by Rey Chow  "Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema" [1995]
by Rey Chow

Columbia Univ Press 8¾x6 pb [5/95] for $27.00
Columbia Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/95] for $84.00
Hong Kong Babylon book by Fredric Dannen  "Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide To The Hollywood of The East"
[1997] by Fredric Dannen & Barry Long

Miramax Books 9½x6½ pb [11/98] out of print/many used
Miramax Books hardcover [11/97] out of print/many used
New Chinese Cinema book by Kwok-kan Tam & Wimal Dissanayake  "New Chinese Cinema (Images of Asia)" [1998]
by Kwok-kan Tam & Wimal Dissanayake

Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ hardcover [7/98] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of Chinese Film book by Zhiwei Xiao & Yingjin Zhang  "Encyclopedia of Chinese Film" [1999]
by Zhiwei Xiao & Yingjin Zhang

Kindle Edition from Taylor & Francis [4/2007] for $112.00
Routledge Annotated Edition 9¾x7 hardcover [2/99] for $305.00 {sic}
Planet Hong Kong book by David Bordwell  "Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and The Art of Entertainment"
[2000] by David Bordwell

Harvard Univ Press 10x7½ pb [5/2000] for $34.61
10x7½ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
author's official website
Cinema of Hong Kong book edited by Poshek Fu & David Desser  "The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity" [2000]
Edited by Poshek Fu & David Desser

Cambridge Univ Press 9x5½ pb [8/2008] for $31.49
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2000] for $100.00
Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of China book by Tonglin Lu  "Confronting Modernity In The Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China" [2001]
by Tonglin Lu

Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [7/2007] for $56.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2001] for $120.00
Hong Kong Cinema book by Yingchi Chu  "Hong Kong Cinema: Coloniser, Motherland & Self" [2002]
by Yingchi Chu

Routledge/Curzon 9¾x6½ hardcover [10/2002] for $135.00
Women Through The Lens / Chinese Cinema book by Shugin Cui  "Women Through The Lens: Gender & Nation In A Century of Chinese Cinema" [2003]
by Shugin Cui

Univ HI Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2008] for $28.00
Univ HI Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2003] for $42.00
Chinese Cinema During The Era of Reform book by Ying Zhu  "Chinese Cinema During The Era of Reform: The Ingenuity of The System"
[2003] by Ying Zhu

Praeger 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2003] for $79.95
Once Upon a Time in China book by Jeff Yang  "Once Upon a Time in China: A Guide To Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema" [2003] by Jeff Yang
The book's first half is a decade-by-decade look at cinema produced by stars & filmmakers of mainland China, Hong Kong & Taiwan; the second half contains succinct, informative capsule reviews of nearly 300 films.
Atria 9x6 pb [11/2003] out of print/used
Chinese National Cinema book by Yingjin Zhang  "Chinese National Cinema" [2004]
by Yingjin Zhang

Routledge 9x6 pb [7/2004] for $31.95
Routledge 9¼x6 hardcover [7/2004] for $125.00
Island on the Edge book edited by Chris Berry & Feii Lu  "Island On The Edge: Taiwan New Cinema & After" [2005]
Edited by Chris Berry & Feii Lu

Univ WA Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2005] for $24.95
Univ WA Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2005] for $49.50
Hong Kong Connections Action Cinema book edited by Meaghan Morris  "Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination In Action Cinema" [2006]
Edited by Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li & Stephen Chan Ching-kiu

Duke Univ Press 9x6 pb [2006] for $23.95
Duke Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2006] for $84.95
China on Screen Cinema & Nation book by Chris Berry & Mary Farquhar  "China On Screen: Cinema and Nation" [2006]
by Chris Berry & Mary Farquhar

Columbia Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2006] for $25.65
Columbia Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2006] for $73.00
Asia Shock Horror & Dark Cinema book by Patrick Galloway  "Asia Shock: Horror and Dark Cinema From Japan, Korea, Hong Kong & Thailand" [2006]
by Patrick Galloway

Stone Bridge Press 8¾x7 pb [11/2006] for $13.57
Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films book by Rey Chow  "Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment In The Age of Global Visibility" [2007]
by Rey Chow

Columbia Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2007] for $25.00
Columbia Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2007] for $75.00
East Asian Cinemas book edited by Leon Hunt & Leung Wing-Fai  "East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections On Film" [2008]
Edited by Leon Hunt & Leung Wing-Fai

I.B. Tauris 9x6 pb [6/2008] for $26.55
I.B. Tauris 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2008] for $85.00
101 Essential Chinese Movies book by Simon Fowler  "101 Essential Chinese Movies" [2010]
by Simon Fowler

Earnshaw Books 8x5¾ pb [11/2010] for $18.99
New Chinese Documentary Film Movement book edited by Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu & Lisa Rofel  "The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For The Public Record" [2010]
Edited by Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu & Lisa Rofel

Hong Kong Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $25.00
Hong Kong Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2010] for $50.00
East Asian Cinema & Cultural Heritage book edited by Yau Shuk-ting Kinnia  "East Asian Cinema and Cultural Heritage: From China, Hong Kong, Taiwan To Japan and South Korea" [2011]
Edited by Yau Shuk-ting Kinnia

Palgrave Macmillan 9x5¾ hardcover [9/2011] for $70.31
101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die book edited by Steven Jay Schneider  "101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die" [2009]
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider

Well, technically this is a book about cinema that is translated to Chinese . . .
Central Compilation & Translation Press Chinese-language mass pb [2013] for $19.99

"China in Film: A Visual Cultural Revolution (Nov 1, 2011 by Da Eng Zhong
http://www.amazon.com/China-Film-Visual-Cultural-Revolution/dp/1592651097/

"Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island (Film and... by Yueh-yu Yeh
http://www.amazon.com/Taiwan-Film-Directors-Treasure-Culture/dp/0231128991/

"Cinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity and... by Darrell William Davis
http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Taiwan-Politics-Popularity-State/dp/0415412587/

"Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: The Wuxia Tradition (... by Stephen Teo
http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Martial-Arts-Cinema-Traditions/dp/0748632867/

"Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After by Chris Berry
http://www.amazon.com/Island-Edge-Taiwan-Cinema-After/dp/9622097162/

"At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World" [5/2001] by Esther Yau
http://www.amazon.com/At-Full-Speed-Cinema-Borderless/dp/0816632340/

Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Canadian Cinema
Books on French Cinema   •   Books on German Cinema
Books on Cinema of India   •   Books on Italian Cinema   •   Books on Japanese Cinema
Books on Mexican Cinema   •   Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain


Filmmakers  of  China

Foreign Filmmakers   •   Filmmakers of Canada   •   Filmmakers of Japan   •   Filmmakers of France
Filmmakers of Germany   •   Filmmakers of India   •   Filmmakers of Italy   •   Filmmakers of Japan
Filmmakers of Mexico   •   Filmmakers of Russia   •   Filmmakers of Spain

NOTE: Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film are not attributed
by A.M.P.A.S. or IMDb to the director or producer, but to the country of origin.

            

Kaige Chen  [China]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Farewell My Concubine movie from China   "Farewell My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji)"
[Hong Kong 1/1993, Miramax USA 10/1993]

The friendship of two orphans, raised as brothers and trained to be performers in the Peking Opera, evolves into a passionate love triangle with the wife of one; the background includes the historic changes in China, from 1920s democracy to Mao's communism to the repressive post-Mao regimes. Directed by Kaige Chen, based on a novel by Pik Wah Li {Lilian Lee}; starring Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong; won BAFTA Award, Camerimage Silver Frog, Mainichi Film Concours Award; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005); at end of 2011, holds #60 box office ranking, at $5,216,888 worldwide gross
Guangzhu Beauty Film Audio & Video Press color subtitled DVD [12/2007] for $15.50
Miramax letterboxed color w/English subtitles DVD [12/99] out of prodn/used
Walt Disney Video color subtitled VHS [1/96] for $3.71
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Farewell My Concubine novel by Lilian Lee  
"Farewell To My Concubine: A Novel" [1993]
by Lilian Lee, translated by Andrea Lingenfelter

Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [6/94] for $11.06
Wm. Morrow & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/93] out of print/many, many used


Tsui Hark  [Hong Kong]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

3-D epic "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" [2012]


Z-movie director Godfrey Ho  [Hong Kong]
IMDb listing [over 100 films, 1970-2000] • Wikipedia


Hou Hsiao-Hsien  [Taiwan New Wave]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

terrific "The Puppetmaster" [1993]

"Good Men, Good Women" [1995]

"Flight of The Red Balloon" [France 2006]


Sammo Hung {Kam-Bo}  [Hong Kong New Wave]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia


Zhang Ke Jia  [China]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"24 City" aka "Er shi si cheng ji"
[China 2008, USA 2009]
The Story of 24 City movie poster  Great pseudo-documentary about changes in modern China; five authentic interviews and four scripted segments tell of the impact on three generations in Chengdu from the replacement of a factory with an apartment complex called 24 City Co-produced, co-written & directed by Zhangke Jia; starring Joan Chen, Jianbin Chen, Liping Lu & Tao Zhao
video/DVD not yet available; full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia


won Best Director Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain" [2005]     Ang Lee  [USA & China]
browse Ang Lee on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Cinema of Ang Lee book by Whitney Crothers Dilley  
"The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of The Screen" [2007]
by Whitney Crothers Dilley

Wallflower Press 9x6½ pb [9/2007] for $22.50
9¼x6¾ hardcover [4/2007] for $80.00

"Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility" [Columbia 1995]


Ching Siu-tung  [Hong Kong]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia


Wayne Wang

"Einstein" biopic [Hollywood Studios Intl. 2013?]
script by Ron Bass to be directed by Wayne Wang • latest info at IMDb


Kar-Wai Wong  [Hong Kong]
browse Kar-Wai Wong on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Wong Kar-wai Collection 5-disk DVD box set  "Wong Kar-wai Collection" DVD box set [2004]
Kino Video color DVD set [10/2004] 5 disks for $99.95
includes "As Tears Go By" aka 'Wong gok ka moon' [1988] starring Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung & Jacky Cheung; "Days of Being Wild" aka 'A Fei zheng chuan' [1990] starring Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Jacky Cheung & Rebecca Pan; "Chungking Express" aka 'Chung Hing sam lam'
[1994] starring Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong & Takeshi Kaneshiro; "Fallen Angels" aka 'Duo luo tian shi' [1995] starring Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung & Karen Mok; and "Happy Together" aka 'Chun gwong cha sit' [1996] starring Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung & Chen Chang; extras include trailers, stills galleries, Quentin Tarantino commentary, actor filmographies & documentary "Buenos Aires Zero Degrees: The Making of Happy Together" [1999]

"Fallen Angels" aka 'Duo luo tian shi' [1995]
considered by many to be Wong Kar-Wai's masterpiece; starring Leon Lai,
Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung & Karen Mok

"Ashes of Time"aka "Dung che sai duk"
[Hong Kong 1994, USA May 1996]
Written & directed by Kar-Wai Wong; cinematography by Christopher Doyle; full credits from IMDb

"2046" [Hong Kong Sept 2004, USA Aug 2005]
Co-produced, written & directed by Kar-Wai Wong; official website; full credits from IMDb

"Ashes of Time Redux" aka "Dung che sai duk redux"
[China June 2008, USA Oct 2008]
re-release Ashes of Time Redux movie directed by Kar-Wai Wong  "A bittersweet, oil-painted swirl of romance, regret and macho action." — Devin D. O'Leary
Co-produced, written & directed by Kar-Wai Wong; based on the novel "The Eagle Shooting Heroes" by Louis Cha; cinematography by Christopher Doyle; cello music performed by Yo-Yo-Ma; starring Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Cheung & Tony Leung Ka Fai
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [3/2009] for $24.99
full credits from IMDb • official website


{Yusen} John Woo  [China]
browse John Woo on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"The Killer"  [1989] /tt0097202/

"Red Cliff"  [Magnolia USA Nov 2009]
Part 1 Chinese title: "Chi Bi" [July 2008]; Part 2 title: "Chi Bi Xia: Jue Zhan Tian Xia" [Jan 2009]
Red Cliff epic feature film by John Woo (flag)  
Red Cliff epic feature film by John Woo (army)  
In 208 AD, prime minister Cao Cao persuades the Han emperor to unite China by attacking kingdoms to the west and south; the two kingdoms join forces, and warlord Zhou Yu notices that the Han armies are inexperi-enced in fighting on the sea; the epic Battle at Red Cliffs altered the course of Chinese history. The movie was divided into two parts for theatrical release in the Asian market; the American release is a condensed version of those two parts. Co-produced, co-written & directed by John Woo; based on portions of the XIVth Century novel by Guanzhong Luo; starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Wei Zhao, Jun Hu & Chiling Lin
Part 1 credits at IMDb • Part 2 credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • official U.S. movie site
Part 1 (148 minutes):
Magnolia widescreen color Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] for $12.49
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] for $12.49
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [DUE 3/2010] for $10.99
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language DVD [DUE 3/2010] for $10.99
Part 2 (142 minutes):
Magnolia widescreen color Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] for $12.49
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] for $12.49
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [DUE 3/2010] for $10.99
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language DVD [DUE 3/2010] for $10.99
International version (288 minutes):
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] 2 disks for $25.49
Magnolia widescreen color Chinese-language DVD [DUE 3/2010] 2 disks for $26.99
North America version (148 minutes):
Magnolia widescreen color Blu-ray [DUE 3/2010] for $27.99
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [DUE 3/2010] for $24.49

"The Killer" remake  [Lion Rock for 2011? release]
English-language 3-D remake of the 1989 film; produced by John Woo & Terence Chang; directed by
John H. Lee; script by Josh Campbell; starring Jung Woo-Sung; not yet listed on IMDb


Magic Lantern's
Zhang Yimou  [China] Page



Genres of Chinese Cinema

Noir Films of Asia at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Magic Lantern's Charlie Chan Movies Pages

Hong Kong Martial Arts Movies

Chasing Dragons Introduction to Martial Arts Films book by David West  
"Chasing Dragons: An Introduction To The Martial Arts Film" [2006]
by David West

I.B. Tauris 8½x5½ pb [12/2006] for $14.95


Actors & Others of China

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of Canada
Actors of France   •   Actors of Germany   •   Actors of India   •   Actors of Italy
Actors of Japan   •   Actors of Mexico   •   Actors of Russia   •   Actors of Spain

Chinese Film Stars book by edited by Mary Farquhar & Yingjin Zhang  
"Chinese Film Stars" [2010]
Edited by Mary Farquhar & Yingjin Zhang

Routledge pb [7/2011] for $44.95
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $114.94
            

Li Bingbing
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

Li Bingbing fansite
actress Li Bingbing portrait (in a new window)

            

Jackie Chan
browse Jackie Chan on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

official Jackie Chan website

autobiography documentary film "Jackie Chan: My Story"

            

Joan Chen
browse Joan Chen on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

Cecilia Cheung

            

Leslie Cheung  [1956-2003]
browse Leslie Cheung on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

Maggie Cheung
browse Maggie Cheung on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

actress-model Lin Chi-ling of Taiwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Chi-ling

            

Bruce Lee  [1940-73; U.S.A./Hong Kong]
browse Bruce Lee on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

Bruce Lee Foundation {Flash only}
Bruce Lee fanpage at Academy of Jeet Kune Do in Athens, Greece
http://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Ultimate-Collection-Dragon-Death/dp/B000A9QK9Q/

            

Tony Leung Chiu Wai
browse Tony Leung Chiu Wai on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

Tony Leung Ka Fai
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

Jet Li  [China]
browse Jet Li on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008
listed on Time Magazine 100 for 2010

            

Brigitte Lin
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

author Du Lu Wang  [1909–77]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Lu_Wang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0238893/
http://www.michelleyeoh.info/Movie/Ch/novels.html

wrote the 'Crane-Iron Pentalogy', 1938-42
book one "Crane Frightens Kunlun"
book two "Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin"
book three "Sword Force, Pearl Shine"
book four "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" [novel xx, movie 2000]
book five "Silver Vase, Iron Knight" [novel 1942, movie due 2013?]

            

Anna May Wong  [1905-61]
browse Anna May Wong on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Anna May Wong bio by Hodges  
"Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter To
Hollywood Legend" [2004]
by Graham Russell Hodges

Palgrave Macmillan 9x6 pb [12/2004] for $13.22
Palgrave Macmillan 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2004] out of print/used
            

author  Mo Yan {born Guan Moye}  [Beijing, China]
The internationally famous film "Red Sorghum" [1987] by Zhang Yimou was based on a Mo Yan novel; Zhang Yimou also adapted a comic Mo Yan
story into the film "Happy Days" [2000]; Mo Yan won the MAODUN Literature Prize in 2011 and the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature.
browse books • credits [since 1987] at IMDb • Wikipedia

            

action star  Donnie Yen  [Hong Kong]

            

action star  Michelle Yeoh  [Hong Kong]
browse Michelle Yeoh on DVD • IMDb listing [since 1984] • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre fansite

"The Lady" [EuropaCorp/Cohen Media Group Nov 2011]
The Lady movie about Aung San Suu Kyi from Luc Besson & starring Michelle Yeoh  The story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma/Myanmar and British writer & academic Michael Aris [1946-1999], a tale of true love set against political turmoil.
Co-produced & directed by Luc Besson; written by Rebecca Frayn; starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, William Hope
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
            

actor/stuntman  Wah Yuen  [Hong Kong]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

            

Chow Yun-Fat  [China]
browse Chow Yun-Fat on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

            

Zhang Ziyi  [China]
no browse/Amazon entry • IMDb listing • official? website • Wikipedia • red carpet photo


Selected  Films  of  China
This section grew large enough to be cut to its own page in Fall 2013.

to page 2: top of page • selected films of China :: 1990 :: 2010 :: NEW movies, coming soon

See also selected films of:   Asia   •   Canada   •   France   •   Germany
India   •   Italy   •   Japan   •   Mexico   •   Russia   •   Spain


Chinese  Cinema  Links

foreign movie poster catalog at AllPosters.com
Foreign Films [dot] com
Complete Index To World Film

Yahoo! China Movies
Yahoo! Hong Kong Movies
Hong Kong Cinemagic website
Magic Lantern's Box Office Hits Pages / China Section
Liberty Media Company sells Chinese VHS & DVDs
Hong Kong Movie Database {English & Chinese}
English-language Chinese Movies fansite

Chinese Movie Database (English or Chinese)

China's Golden Rooster Award     The Hundred Flowers Film Festival was started in 1962;
the China Golden Rooster Awards were started in May 1981;
the two events were combined in 1992.
festival entry at Wikipedia

Entertainment  Companies  in  China, Hong Kong & Taiwan

In August 2011, Relativity Media formed a joint venture with China's Huaxia Film Distribution and SkyLand Film & Television
Cultural Development Ltd. production company; that new company is called SkyLand Entertainment.

producer Media Asia Ent. Group Ltd. [est. 1994] of Hong Kong

Guangzhou Beauty Culture Communication Company, Ltd. [est. 1993]

New Tang Dynasty Television global TV network [est. 2001]

C.M.C. Movie Corp. [est. 1997] movie distributors in Taiwan            Bona Film Group Limited movie distributors [est. 11/2003] based in Beijing, China - News Corp. purchased 19.9% in May 2012

Motion Picture & TV Facilities in China, Hong Kong & Taiwan


Hengdian World Studios in Zhejiang Province is currently the largest cinema facility in the world, at 2,500 acres; sets include replicas of Beijing's
Forbidden City and of the Summer palace of Emperor Qin (destroyed by the British in 1860); the site includes a theme park that attracts
seven million tourists each year with shows including aerial acrobatics, jousting, and water stunts involving pirates.
official website • Wikipedia

The new Chinawood Global Services Base in Binhai New Area outside of Beijing in Tianjin Province (announced 4/2012) is touted as China’s largest filmed
entertainment & media hub. Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment and the local government are investing over $12.7 billion, including a new film
financing fund, in an ambitious plan for a new facility that will be dedicated to East-West co-productions; there has been no news since Spring 2012 (2013).

Ground-breaking ceremonies for the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in east China's Shandong province took place in September 2013. Wang Jianlin (China's richest man and owner of giant conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group) plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build a state-of-the-art film studio and tourism complex in a bid to dominate China's rapidly-growing movie market. The facility will have 20 sound stages, including a permanent underwater studio, and a 10,000 square-meter (108,000 square-feet) stage that will be the world's biggest, as well as an Imax research & development center; the first phase is planned to open in June 2016 and be fully operational by June 2017. Planned tourist attractions include multi-screen cinemas, China's biggest film & celebrity wax museum, a yacht marina, eight hotels, and a theme park.
(Dalian Wanda operates cinemas, hotels & department stores in China, and bought the U.S. cinema chain A.M.C. for $2.6 billion in 2012.)

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