The Chinese Filmography

The 2444 Feature Films Produced by Studios in the People’s Republic of China from 1949 through 1995


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About the Book

From A to Z, Abandon Superstitions (1958; Po Chu Mi Xing in Chinese) to Zuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru (1984; Zuo Wen Jun Ahe Si Ma Xiang Ru), this comprehensive reference work provides filmographic data on 2,444 Chinese features released since the formation of the People’s Republic of China. The films reflect the shifting dynamics of the Chinese film industry, from sweeping epics to unabashedly political docudramas, although straight documentaries are excluded from the current work. The entries include the title in English, the Chinese title (in Pinyin romanization with each syllable noted separately for clarity), year of release, studio, technical information (e.g., black and white or color, letterboxed or widescreen), length, technical credits, literary source (when applicable), cast, plot summary, and awards won.

About the Author(s)

Donald J. Marion is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis.

Bibliographic Details

Donald J. Marion
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 760
Bibliographic Info: 111 photos, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4071-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0542-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

Historical Overview      5

The Films: A–Mr. Qiao (Entries 1–1336)      11


The Films: Mr. Wang’s–Z (Entries 1337–2444)      387

Glossary      719

Sources      721

Index      725

Book Reviews & Awards

“an essential purchase for any library needing reliable information on Chinese cinema, it is destined to become a reference classic in this area”—Choice; “timely contribution…will be a good addition to any library”—The China Quarterly; “comprehensive…a tool to study cinematic arts as well as to study politics in modern China…recommended”—ARBA; “McFarland has now filled a huge gap…clear and straightforward”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “important”—Classic Images.