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East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
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Taiwan: Cinema
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General Hou Hsiao-hsien Ang Lee
Tsai Ming-liang   Edward Yang
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Asian Film Connections: Taiwan "background information about the Taiwanese film industry, current trends & important events"; highlighted films with film stills & video clips; highlighted directors; educational curriculum
Chinese Taipei Film Archive (in Chinese & English) Dedicated to the preservation of Taiwan's film heritage: news; events; collections; publications; links
Cinemaya Highlighted Articles on Taiwanese Cinema Selections from Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly
Dancing Shadows of Film Exhibition: Taiwan and the Japanese Influence Jeanne Deslandes' essay on Taiwan cinema during Japanese occupation (Screening the Past, Issue 11, Nov. 2000)
Content-Rich The Database of Taiwan Cinema (in Chinese) New films; filmographies; bibliographies; index to major events; statistics; history, etc.
NewFormula 17: Testing a Formula for Mainstream Cinema in Taiwan Brian Hu on Taiwan's highest grossing fiction film in 2004 (Senses of Cinema, Jan.-Mar. 2005)
Films from Taiwan and China David Walsh's review of Chinese & Taiwanese films presented at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival
Golden Horse Film Festival Bilingual site of the annual film festival at Taipei
The Missing: An Interview with Lee Kang-sheng Conducted by Volker Hummel, with filmography of Lee Kang-sheng, director Tsai Ming-liang's on-screen alter ego (Senses of Cinema, July-Sept. 2004)
SinoMovie (in Chinese) Movie Hall (including a timeline of 50 years of Taiwan cinema, films in production, critics & reviews, etc.); Cine Life; independent filmmaking in Taiwan; film theater on the Web; discussion forums; Hong Kong Gallery
Taiwan Cinema Note (in Chinese) Biographical capsules; bibliographies; film classroom; film festivals; history of Taiwan & world cinema; discussion forum; links
The Taiwan Film Industry A government report (May 2000): survey of film industry 1997-98; corss-strait regional exchange; film industry guidance measures in the ROC
Taiwan International Documentary Festival (in Chinese & English) Biennial festival begun in 1998, with goals of preserving & promoting Taiwan documentaries & providing an arena for international documentary professionals
Taiwanese Cinema in 2003: A Lost Year Elsa Yang's program notes for the Udine Far East Film Festival 2004
Women Make Waves (in Chinese) Official site of the Taiwan Women's Film & Video Society, sponsors of annual festivals featuring the work of women filmmakers from Taiwan & abroad
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Hou Hsiao-hsien
The Boys From Fengkuei Annotation of Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1983 film by Kevin Lee
A City of Sadness Annotation of Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1989 film by Acquarello
Content-Rich A City of Sadness A detailed analysis of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's film about the Feb. 28 Incident, the first Taiwanese film to win international acclaim -- with bibliography, filmography, stills, sound files, interviews of Hou, & a comparison of Ozu & Hou
Decoding Hou: The Puppetmaster Essay on Hou Hsiao-hsienís 1993 film by Gabe Klinger (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 8, July-Aug 2000)
The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien A survey by George Wu
Hou Hsiao-hsien (in Chinese & English) Offical site of the director of City of Sorrow & other films
Hou Hsiao-hsien Acquarello's reviews of several films by Hou
On Four Prosaic Formulas Which Might Summarize Hou's Poetics Fergus Daly's essay on Hou Hsiao-hsien (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 12, Feb-Mar 2001)
Parametric Narration and Optical Transition Devices: Hou Hsiao-hsien and Robert Bresson in Comparison Essay by Colin Burnett (Senses of Cinema, Oct.-Dec. 2004)
The Puppetmaster Annotation of Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1993 film by Howard Schumann
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Ang Lee
America's Best Artists & Entertainers: Ang Lee A profile with links in Time (July 9, 2001)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon An ASIAToday special report on "the most successful foreign language film ever to reach Americaís shores" (March 09, 2001): reviews & articles; multimedia resources; resources on Taiwan cinema; links
Love and Swords: The Dialectics of Martial Arts Romance A Review of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Stephen Teo (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 11, Dec 2000 - Jan 2001)
Stealth and Duty Philip Kemp's essay on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with filmography of Ang Lee (Sight & Sound Nov. 2000)
"We Kicked Jackie Chanís Ass!" An Interview with James Schamus, co-writer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, by Stephen Teo (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 13, Apr-May 2001)
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Tsai Ming-liang
Confined Space - Interview with Tsai Ming-Liang By Nanouk Leopold (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 20, May-June 2002)
Goodbye City, Goodbye Cinema: Nostalgia in Tsai Ming-liang's The Skywalk is Gone Brian Hu's analysis of Tsai's 2002 film in Senses of Cinema (Issue 29, Nov-Dec 2003)
The Hole (Dong) Fran Martin's review of Tsai Ming-liang's 1998 film in Intersections (Issue 4, Sept., 2000)
Notes on Tsai Ming-Liang's The River Essay by Fiona A. Villella (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 12, Feb-Mar 2001)
Tsai Ming-liang: A Critical Database Compiled with critical essay by Darren Hughes: filmography; bibliography; articles in Senses of Cinema; Web resources
Tsai Ming-Liang:Cinematic Painter Essay by Jared Rapfogel (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 20, May-June 2002)
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Edward Yang
Edward Yang: A Critical Database Compiled with critical essay by Saul Austerlitz: filmography; bibliography; articles in Senses of Cinema; Web resources
Emotional Engineering Nick James' essay on Yi Yi (Sight and Sound, Apr. 2001)
Yi Yi: Both a One and a Two Essay on Edward Yang's film by George Wu (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 14, June 2001)
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