Headlines from China: Wang Xiaohui Named Head of China Film Bureau 

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It was announced on May 24 (Beijing Time) that Wang Xiaohui had been named Head of China Film Bureau. Previously a government agency, the Film Bureau became a part of the publicity department of the communist party in March this year as a part of China's government restructuring. Read More

Chinese Filmmakers Think Local….While the World Waits

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Popular films screen in Italy but international release remains on hold for many. Read More

“Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture” Review

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Larson’s welcome book reminds us that although the field of Chinese cinema studies has grown and diversified, it is perhaps in the realm of popular film that the most work remains to be done. Zhang Yimou: Globalization and the Subject of Culture takes a huge step down that road. Read More

Headlines from China: These Types of Movies Suffer Box Office Fraud The Most in China

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There are many things hinder the development of China's film market, and box office fraud is undoubtedly one of them. Here are the types of movies that suffer box office fraud the most in the middle kingdom. Read More

Headlines from China: Hong Kong Filmmaker Peter Chan Commissioned to Direct Propaganda Film

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Renowned Hong Kong Filmmaker Peter Chan will write and direct a film about the women's national volleyball team of China, according to an announcement made by China's General Administration of Sports. Read More

Book Review: Hollywood Made in China

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Hollywood Made in China is an elegant account of Hollywood’s evolving engagements in China’s commercial film environment. Read More

The Top 10 Chinese Actresses You Need to Know

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We handpicked 10 Chinese actresses whom we think every filmmaker, and anyone who is interested in the Chinese film industry should know. Read More

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

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Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies.  Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

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Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? Read More

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

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This is an unsteady time, as likely to be exhilarating as confounding, as Chinese cinema attempts to both assert itself as what we are repeatedly told will soon be the world’s largest film market while integrating the stars and traditions of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop culture industries. Read More