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Once upon a Time in China A Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema

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ISBN-10: 0743448170

ISBN-13: 9780743448178

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jeff Yang

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Contents
Preface
The Dawn of Chinese Film: 1896-1949 Chinese Opera The ShowmanHello, Hong KongShanghai TriadLianhua and the Golden AgeUndercurrents of UnrestDodging the Bullet Between World War and Civil War
Swordsmen and Revolutionaries: The Fifties and SixtiesLowering the Bamboo Curtain "Orphan Island" ReduxHong Kong Steps into the Spotlight
Showdown in Hong KongClash of the Titans A Tale of Two Tongues: Mandarin vs. Cantonese
Martial Arts and Melodrama: The SeventiesWuxia Rising: The Swords Come Out
Fists Break Blades: Dawn of the Kung Fu Era
Enter (and Exit) the Dragon The Golden Guys Michael Hui and the Canto-Renaissance
Lins and Chins: Taiwan's Cinematic Royalty
New Wave Dreams and Ballistic Kisses: The Eighties Jin Yong Chinese Ghost Stories
TVB Takes Flight
Taiwan Tumbles Drinks at Edward's The Gunslinger Making the Fifth
Supercops: The Good, the Bad, and the Brutal
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: The Nineties The Shaolin Temple
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Category III Erotica
Mob Rule
Real-Life Triads
Counting Down Power to the Sixth Neon Gods, Peach Blossoms, and Wedding Banquets Good, Bad, and Ugly
Piracy Disturbing Horror
Master Wong vs. Master Wong
Ripoffs
Epilogue: 2000 and Beyond
Capsule Reviews
The Dawn of Chinese Film: 1896-1949 Swordsmen and Revolutionaries: The Fifties and Sixties Martial Arts and Melodrama: The Seventies New Wave Dreams and Ballistic Kisses: The Eighties The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: The Nineties Epilogue: 2000 and Beyond Appendices: Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Index