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Li Han-hsiang, Storyteller

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Description

Sometimes enfant terrible, sometimes a hack of the Chinese speaking cinema, director Li Han-hsiang started and consolidated his filmmaking career in Hong Kong, self-exiled to Taiwan in the prime of his career in the mid-60s, returned to the ex-colony in the 70s, then steered majestically into the mainland with the liberalising of Chinese economy in the 80s. Li Han-hsiang, Storyteller comprises two sections: essays re-evaluating his rich, versatile and often controversial career, and revealing interviews of both Li himself and his collaborators. Published in 2007 in separate Chinese and English editions. Priced at HK$128 each. (Edited by Wong Ain-ling)

English edition: ISBN 962-8050-41-9

Contents

Preface
Wong Ain-ling

ESSAYS
When the Director was Young and Handsome
Wong Kee-chee

Women in Charge, Men in Exile
Wong Ain-ling

A Storyteller for All Seasons
Michael Lam

The Northern Flavour of Li Han-hsiang's Films
Po Fung

Stolen Glimpses of the Forbidden City: The Qing Imperial Court in Li Han-hsiang's Films
Wallace Kwong

Profiling Cixi
Siu Wai

Hong Kong Vice: The Cheating Trilogy
Sam Ho

A Sensuous Misunderstanding: Women and Sexualities in Li Han-hsiang's Fengyue Films
Yau Ching

From Shaw Brothers to Grand Motion Picture: Localisation of Huangmei Diao Films
Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu

The Li Han-hsiang Effect on Mainland-Hong Kong Film and Television Collaboration
Zhao Weifang

REMINISCENCES
Li Han-hsiang's Long Men Zhen

A Conversation with Li Han-Hsiang

Lee Yen-ping

Margaret Li

Zhu Mu

Sung Chuen-sau

Lin Fu-ti

Lam Wa-chiu

Lai Yuk

Wan Pak-nam

A Four-Decade Remembrance
Shu Don-lok

Actors on Li Han-hsiang

Chronology

Filmography

Glossary

Acknowledgements