Chinese Film Classics


I am delighted to announce the publication of my book Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1949 (Columbia University Press):

For fun, I made two short trailers for the book–something I think more of us should do:

1-min trailer:
2-min trailer:

People interested in early Chinese cinema might also take a look at the updates to the Chinese Film Classics website:

The website features over 20 English-subtitled films from the Republican era, as well as a full online course. I will post about the website on the listserv separately later this month.

For now, please join me tomorrow at my first public talk since the book’s release, hosted by the U.C. Berkeley Department of History: “Chinese Film Classics and Hollywood Resonances”

The event begins at 5pm Pacific Standard Time, Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Professor Wen-hsin Yeh will be the chair and Professor Weihong Bao will be the discussant.


Christopher Rea

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