Table of contents for Once upon a time in China : a guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and mainland Chinese cinema / Jeff Yang ; senior contributors, Art Black ... [et al.] ; contributors, John Charles ... [et al.].


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Contents

Preface

1 The Dawn of Chinese Film: 1896-1949

Chinese Opera

The Showman

Hello, Hong Kong

Shanghai Triad

Lianhua and the Golden Age

Undercurrents of Unrest

Dodging the Bullet

Between World War and Civil War

2 Swordsmen and Revolutionaries: The Fifties and Sixties

Lowering the Bamboo Curtain

"Orphan Island" Redux

Hong Kong Steps into the Spotlight

Showdown in Hong Kong

Clash of the Titans

A Tale of Two Tongues: Mandarin vs. Cantonese

Wong Fei Hung

3 Martial Arts and Melodrama: The Seventies

Wuxia Rising: The Swords Come Out

Jiang Hu -- The "Martial World"

Fists Break Blades: Dawn of the Kung Fu Era

The Yuen Clan

Enter (and Exit) the Dragon

The Golden Guys

Michael Hui and the Canto-Renaissance

Mr. Hong Kong

Wild Stunts

Lins and Chins: Taiwan's Cinematic Royalty

Dubbing and Subtitling

4 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

5 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




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Motion pictures -- China.
Motion pictures -- China -- Hong Kong.
Motion pictures -- Taiwan.