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Chinese Anime - It's Official
This will work about as well as grandpa taking an involved interest in junior’s keg party.
James Bond 007 Skyfall: It's Set in Shanghai
The new James Bond film Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, is to be mainly set in Shanghai and Macau.
Classic Hong Kong Smut
You want some dirty Asian movies? Keep movin’ buster, this is a respectable site.
Mao's Last Dancer
The film’s impact lies in its ability to both engage and inhabit the heart of the viewer.
Who Re-educated Who? Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Luo wants to teach the little seamstress to read, and so begins a new type of “re-education.”
Kung Fu Panda 2 - It's Biblical
Rather than expanding upon the film’s Buddhist premise of attaining “inner peace” we are instead, rather absurdly, treated to a quick series of Biblical references.
Snowflower and the Secret Fan
Laotong contracts, secret Nu Shu writing, and the binding of feet are all interwoven with modern Hong Kong life in the film version of Lisa See’s book of the same title.
The Wheel of Time
In Wheel of Time, Werner gives us what Werner was born to give, home movies more intimate than an inappropriate uncle’s.
Sex & Zen- 3D Ancient Erotica
It’s a funny thing about sex in China. After all, there’s a reason this is the most populous nation; the number one indoor sport is not ping pong.
Run Run Shaw: a Truly Rich Man
In the meantime, he continues to build a legacy which proves our maxim: for the truly rich, it’s not about making money, but making a difference.
How Chaplin Charmed China
His effect on and visit to China speak volumes about how little the China-Western cultural paradigm has changed, and how little it matters.