Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

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Hong Kong University Press, 2009 - Performing Arts - 189 pages
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Jin Yan tells the remarkable story of the "Emperor of Film," who dominated the golden age of Chinese silent movies. Includes dozens of beautiful stills of Jin Yan and his films from the personal collection of Qin Yi and the China Film Archive. The book comes with a DVD of the film, Peach Girl.

 

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Contents

Growing Up in Exile
1
The Emperor of Film
23
The Japanese Strike
45
The War Years
65
The New China
81
The Legacy of Jin Yan
117
Filmography of Jin Yan
161
Sources for Jin Yans Films
171
About the Author
187
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About the author (2009)

Richard J. Meyer, the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Emeritus Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University, teaches film at Seattle University.

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