Michelle Yeoh reads Lotus & Feather, written by Ji-Li Jiang and illustrated by Julie Downing.
“Continuing the Versus Series, lined up for review is Golden Harvest’s 1973 Angela Mao movie When Taekwondo Strikes. She might take your head off, fighting on the side of the Korean people against the Japanese. Also, in Heroes Of The East, Lau Kar-Leung depicts Chinese versus Japanese martial […]
Author Jeannette Ng translates “The Ballad of Mulan” from memory and on the fly with notes and commentary! “Last night I saw the summons, the Khan is counting all his soldiers.The summons fill ten & two rolls, every roll with my father’s name.My father has no elder sons, […]
South China Morning Post has a previously unpublished interview with Brigitte Lin, Queen of 1990s Wuxia, on the set of Bride with White Hair (1993). “Fantasy martial arts films were popular in the early 1990s, and Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia was the undisputed queen of the genre, sometimes working […]
At Ask For The Moon, Meredith Lewis remembers Hong Kong film icon, Yuen Hua. “’He’s gorgeous!’ said my Mum, boggling at Yueh Hua playing the titular role in The Lizard. ‘He’s warm, funny, and he’s really really good.’”
At Sup China, Tristan Shaw looks at the history of jiangshi / gyonshi / hopping vampire / “stiff corpse” moves from 1936 on and focusing on the iconic Hong Kong movie, Mr. Vampire (1985).
Matt Stoller writes about the consequences of the new Disney and why it should be broken up. “The new Disney is more a private equity group than studio, collecting brands and using them to bargain aggressively with partners, suppliers and consumers. Imperial Disney is the result not of […]