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Directory of World Cinema


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Table of Contents

Introduction by the Editor

Chinese Film Festivals

Contemporary Taiwanese Cinema

Recent Taiwanese Cinema

Early Hong Kong Cinema

Leslie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
Stephen Chow
Alexander Fu Sheng
Bruce Lee
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Ruan Lingyu
Jimmy Wang Yu
Michelle Yeoh

Directors: Mainland China
Jia Zhangke
Lou Ye
Zhang Yimou

Directors: Taiwan
Ang Lee
Edward Yang

Directors: Hong Kong
Peter Chan Ho-Sun
King Hu
Pang Ho-Cheung
Wan Hoi-Ling

Drama: Mainland China

Drama: Hong Kong & Taiwan

Queer Chinese Cinema

Kung-Fu & Wuxia Pian

Heroic Bloodshed & Crime Cinema


About the Author

Gary Bettinson is senior lecturer in film studies at Lancaster University and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Cinema.


'With in-depth articles on prominent film stars and directors, this hefty book (330 pages) is a great resource for those in the academic field or just curious minds who want to know about Asian film beyond the box-office hits.'

-- Agne Serpytyte, The Asian Cinema Blog

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