This is a bibliography of the books and websites on Chinese Cinema which I’ve collected over the years. Some of them I've read more completely than others, but all should provide useful information. I've marked with an asterisk the titles and sites I've found most essential thus far.


Berry, Chris. Chinese Films in Focus. BFI, 2003.
*Berry, Michael. Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers. Columbia University Press, 2005.
*Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Harvard University Press, 2000.
Brunette, Peter. Wong Kar-Wai. University of Illinois Press, 2005.
Charles, John. The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977-1997. McFarland & Company, 2000.
Chu, Yuan, et al. Director Chor Yuen. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2006.
*Dannen, Fredric, and Barry Long. Hong Kong Babylon: an Insider’s Guide to the Cinema of the East. Faber and Faber, 1998.
Deppmann, Hsu-chang. Close-ups and Long Shots in Modern Chinese Cinemas. University of Hawai'i Press, 2021.
Ding, Yaping. General History of Chinese Film I-III. Routledge, 2022.
Eleftheriotis, Dimitris, and Gary Needham. Asian Cinemas: a Reader and Guide. Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Frodon, Jean-Michel. The World of Jia Zhangke. Film Desk Books, 2021.
*Fu, Poshek, and David Desser. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Hammond, Stefan, and Mike Wilkins. More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets: The Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Film. Headpress, 2020.
Heard, Christopher. Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John Woo. Lone Eagle Publishing, 2000.
*Hendrix, Grady, and Chris Poggiali. These Fists Break Bricks: How Kung Fu Movies Swept America and Changed the World. Mondo Books, 2021.
*Hunt, Leon. Kung Fu Cult Masters. Wallflower, 2003.
Ingham, Michael. Johnnie To Kei-Fung’s PTU. Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
Jia, Zhangke. Jia Zhangke Speaks Out. Transaction Publishers, 2015.
*Kwok, Ching-ling and Wong Ha-pak, eds. A Different Brilliance – The D & B Story. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2020.
Lam, Perry. Once a Hero: the Vanishing Hong Kong Cinema. Muse Books, 2011.
Lewis, Meredith. Ask for the Moon: Innovation at Shaw Brothers Studios. 2018.
Leyda, Jay. Dianying, Electric Shadows. MIT Press, 1972.
Lim, Dennis. Tale of Cinema. Fireflies Press, 2020.
Lu, Sheldon Hsiao-peng. Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity Nationhood, Gender. University of Hawai'i Press, 1997.
Morton, Lisa. Cinema of Tsui Hark. Mcfarland, 2009.
*Ng, May, and Wong Ha-pak, eds. The Essence of Entertainment: Cinema City's Glory Days. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2016.
Ng, May, ed. When the Wind Was Blowing Wild: Hong Kong Cinema of the 1970s. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2018.
Ng, May, ed. Heritage and Integration: A Study of Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Films. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2019.
Pak, Tong Cheuk. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema: 1978–2000. Intellect, 2008.
Pinkerton, Nick. Goodbye, Dragon Inn. Fireflies Press, 2021.
Po, Fung, ed. Always in the Dark: A Study of Hong Kong Gangster Films. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2014.
Rea, Christopher. Chinese Film Classics 1922-1949. Columbia University Press, 2021.
Schwartzel, Erich. Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy. Penguin Press, 2022.
Song, Hwee Lim, and Julian Ward. The Chinese Cinema Book. BFI, 2011.
Stokes, Lisa Odham, and Michael Hoover. City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema. Verso, 2001.
Stokes, Lisa Odham, and Rachel Braaten. Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.
*Suchenski, Richard I., ed. Hou Hsiao-hsien. Synema Publikationen, 2014.
Tan, See-Kam, et al. Chinese Connections Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity and Diaspora. Temple University Press, 2009.
*Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema: the Extra Dimensions. BFI, 1997.
*Teo, Stephen. Director in Action: Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film. Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
*Teo, Stephen. Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: the Wuxia Tradition. Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Teo, Stephen. The Asian Cinema Experience: Styles, Spaces, Theory. Routledge, 2013.
Teo, Stephen. Chinese Martial Arts Film and the Philosophy of Action. Routledge, 2021.
Wang, Lingzhen. Chinese Women's Cinema: Transnational Contexts. Columbia University Press, 2011.
Wong, Ain-ling, ed. Li Han-Hsiang, Storyteller. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2007.
Wong, Ain-ling, ed. The Shaw Screen: a Preliminary Study. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2003.
Yang, Jeff, and Art Black. Once upon a Time in China: a Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema. Atria Books, 2003.
Yau, Ching-Mei Esther. At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
*Yeh, Yueh-yu, and Darrell Davis. Taiwan Film Directors A Treasure Island. Columbia University Press, 2012.
*Zhang, Che, and Agnes Lam. Chang Cheh: a Memoir. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2004.


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