About Jonathan LandrethJonathan Landreth was the Founding Editor of China Film Insider in July 2015 and helped build CFI in its first year. In July 2016, he returned his focus to ChinaFile, the online magazine of the Center on U.S. China Relations at Asia Society. Landreth previously reported from Beijing from 2004 to 2012. His work appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, The China Economic Quarterly, Wallpaper, Reuters, Agence France Presse, and The Hollywood Reporter, often with a focus on the media and entertainment industries' affect on the world’s perceptions of China. Landreth was born in New York City in the Year of the Dog. He went to high school in Los Angeles, U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate, and got his master's degree at the Columbia Journalism School. He is the proud father of a Monkeychild born in Singapore and raised in Beijing and Brooklyn.
Over 20 years ago, Zhang Zhao was a bicycle delivery man working his way through film school at New York University. One day, the Shanghai native bought a ticket to Farewell My Concubine, his countryman Chen Kaige’s 1993 epic movie about Beijing Opera players caught up in mid-century political turmoil.
“ made me cry for […]
If he’d had the time after meeting American captains of industry in Seattle and Barack Obama at the White House, Chinese President Xi Jinping might have ducked out at the close of his United Nations appearance and into a New York movie theater to check on how China’s other soft power ambassadors—its movies, not its […]