Tag Archives: Chinese Film

Analysis of The Bride with White Hair

For our project, we were given a lot of freedom on what we could do. I chose to watch the film The Bride with White Hair and connect it with Chinese culture and history. I also made a poster for the movie including important events of the movie. This film follows Zhuo Yihang, a young boy […]



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The Spiritual World of Kung-fu Movies

I have written an essay about the supernatural aspects of martial arts in several Chinese films. Martial Arts I start off by writing about the ideas behind Chinese martial arts themselves, mainly how they are relevant to both body and spirit. They are about developing both and improving oneself for the sake of it and […]



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Homosexuality in Chinese Film

The point of my project is to demonstrate how homosexuality is viewed in China through China’s film culture.  I analyzed the film East Palace, West Palace (1996), as well as discussed other films that were created in China that had homosexual themes.  This project will tell the reader about Chinese censorship and how the censorship […]



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‘A Touch of Sin’ and China’s Valid Censorship

The Chinese Government is infamous for their restrictions on creative freedom. Many internationally praised films are banned in China, often due to ill representation of China or its past. Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin is an incredibly violent film that fictionalizes four crimes actually committed in China, and, at the hand of harsh censorship, […]



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The Works of Zhang Yimou: Abstract

The Works of Zhang Yimou: Abstract For my final Common COR project, I chose to analyze the evolution in the works of Chinese film director Zhang Yimou.  Born and raised on the losing side of the Chinese Civil War, Zhang experienced hardships throughout most of his early life, and was long exposed to the persecutions […]



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