Index

Index


This is the index for all my writing on Chinese-language film. As a general organizing principle, I’m adapting the categories Andrew Sarris used in his book The American Cinema. Click the name of the director (or studio, movement, film series, or era) to find a sub-index of reviews, essays, lists, and/or podcasts on that subject, if available. This is a work in progress. I suspect it won’t ever be finished.

Introduction
Why “The Chinese Cinema”?

The 36th Chamber


Chang Cheh
Hou Hsiao-hsien
King Hu
Ann Hui
Jia Zhangke
Lau Kar-leung
Johnnie To
Tsai Ming-liang
Tsui Hark
Wong Kar-wai
John Woo
Edward Yang

Fallen Angels


Bi Gan
Fruit Chan
Peter Chan
Sylvia Chang
Soi Cheang
Mabel Cheung and Alex Law
Stephen Chow
Fei Mu
Michael Hui
Sammo Hung
Jiang Wen
Stanley Kwan
Ringo Lam
Ang Lee
Li Han-hsiang
Liu Jiayin
Pang Ho-cheung
Patrick Tam
Herman Yau

Tricky Brains


Chen Yu-hsun
Ching Siu-tung
Diao Yinan
Han Yan
Kuei Chi-hung
Joseph Kuo
Jeffrey Lau
Luo Li
Heiward Mak
Vivian Qu
Song Fang
Tian Zhuangzhuang
Derek Tsang
Wai Ka-fai
Xin Yukun
Evan Yang
Ying Liang
Ronny Yu
Chor Yuen
Corey Yuen
Yuen Woo-ping

Devils on the Doorstep

Japan

Hamaguchi Ryūsuke
Iwai Shunji
Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Miike Takashi
Obayashi Nobuhiko
Ohku Akiko
Shimomura Yûji
Sono Sion
Yamashita Nobuhiro

Korea

Bong Joonho
Hong Sangsoo
Kim Jeewoon

Portugal

João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata

Singapore

Anthony Chen
Eric Khoo

Thailand

Nattawut Poonpiriya
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Wisit Sasanatieng
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

USA

JP Sniadecki and the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab

Vietnam

Lê Thanh Sơn
Lê Văn Kiệt
Charlie Nguyen

It’s a Drink, It’s a Bomb!

Teddy Chan
Chen Kaige
Raman Hui
Dante Lam
Andrew Lau
Lo Wei
Longman Leung & Sunny Luk
Lou Ye
Poon Man-kit
Zhang Yimou

Good Men, Good Women

Benny Chan
Chen Sicheng
David Chung
Feng Xiaogang
Stephen Fung
Han Han
Ho Meng-hua
Clifton Ko
Derek Kwok
Lau Kar-wing
Ricky Lau
Johnny Ma
Tsui Siu-ming
Wong Jing
Teresa Woo
Wu Ma
Cathy Yan
Derek Yee

Crippled Avengers

Gordon Chan
Chung Mong-hong
Ding Sheng
Jason Kwan
Daniel Lee
Alan Mak & Felix Chong
Xu Haofeng
Taylor Wong
Wilson Yip

The Enigmatic Cases

Casey Chan
Hsu Tsung-hung
Hu Bo
Raymond Lee
Keith Li
Lo Lieh
Angela Mak
Johnny Mak
Peter Mak
Mang Hoi
Shu Kei
So Jing-man
Wai Lit
Wu Nien-jen
Yee Chung-man
Richard Yeung Keun
Zhao Wei

A Better Tomorrow

Bai Xue
Bao Baier
Cai Chengjie
Chai Chunya
Antony Chan
Chan Chi-fat
Chan Kin-long
Sunny Chan
Chan Tze-woon
Chen Hung-i & Wei Ying-chuan
Chen Mei-juin
Cheng Er
Cheuk Wan-chi
Chin Ka-lok
Roy Chow
Cui Siwei
Dong Yue
Fei Xing
Ho Yuhang
Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers
Huang Bo
Guan Hu
Frant Gwo
Derek Hui
Kam Ka-wai
Alan Lau
Flora Lau
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Jonathan Li
Li Jun
Ferris Lin
René Liu
Liu Yulin
Lu Yuan-chi
Man Lim-chung
Nero & Stephen Ng
Pan Anzi
Kearan Pang
Qiu Sheng
Rao Xiaozhi
Su Lun
Chapman To
Wei Junzi
Wen Zhang
Amp Wong & Ji Zhao
Wong Ching-po
Wong Chun
Norris Wong
Wu Ershan
Matt Wu
Xue Xiaolu
Yang Chao
Yang Lina
Yang Mingming
Yang Qing
Yang Shupeng
Yang Ya-che
Yang Yishu
Raymond Yip
Philip Yung
Zhang Jiajia
Zhao Liang
Sabrina Zhao
Multiple Directors

Unknown Pleasures

The Untold Stories

Tony Au
Anthony Chan
Evans Chan
Frankie Chan
Philip Chan
Angie Chen
Alex Cheung
Alfred Cheung
Jacob Cheung
Derek Chiu
Clarence Fok
Allen Fong
Eddie Fong
Godfrey Ho
Jeong Chang-hwa
Lawrence Ah Mon
Clara Law
Po-Chih Leong
Patrick Leung
Patrick Lung Kong
Michael Mak
Sun Chang
Tong Kai
Kirk Wong
Wong Tin-lam
Yim Ho
Yonfan
Dennis Yu

I Wish I Knew

Huang Shuqin
Lu Yang
Wang Bing
Wang Xiaoshuai
Xie Jin

Once Upon a Time in China

Bu Wancang
Cai Chusheng
Dan Duyu
Fang Peilin
Hou Yao
Sang Hu
Sun Yu
Wu Yonggang
Yuan Muzhi
Zhang Sichuan

Stray Dogs

Chen Kun-ho
Hsiao Chu-chen
Huang Yu-shan
Lee Hsing
Lee Tso-nam
Wan Jen
Yang Li-chou
Zhuang Xiangzeng

Winners & Sinners

Jackie Chan
Grace Chang
Kwan Tak-hing
Bruce Lee
Moon Lee
Jet Li
Karl Maka
Angela Mao
Sandra Ng
Veronica Ngô
Cynthia Rothrock
Ruan Lingyu
Josephine Siao
Jimmy Wang Yu
Wu Jing
Donnie Yen
Michelle Yeoh
Yuen Biao
Zhang Ziyi

The Odd One Dies

Cinema City

Aces Go Places

Milkyway Image

Jevons Au, Frank Hui & Vicky Wong

Hard-Boiled Killers

Kung Fu Cult Masters

The Shaolin Cinematic Universe
30 Essential Wuxia Films

Lust, Caution

She Shoots Straight

The In the Line of Duty Series
The Inspector Wears Skirts Series

The Spooky Bunch

(Don't) Journey to the West: Shaw Brothers Horror

Strange Tales

The Chinese Cinema List
My Contemporary Chinese Cinema column at The Notebook

Chinese Cinema Today
The 50 Best Chinese Language Films of the 21st Century
150 of the Best Chinese Language Films of All-Time
The Top 113 Chinese Language Films of the 2010s
Both Sides Now: Women in Chinese Film at the DC Chinese Film Festival
Notes on Filmspotting’s Contemporary Chinese Cinema Marathon