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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 19: Jing Ke the Assassin as Represented in Chen Kaige’s “The Emperor and the Assassin” Chen Kaige (1952- ): Born in Beijing, China; he has worked in Beijing, New York, and Los Angeles. Well known films directed by Chen: “Yellow Earth” (1984), features a young soldier sent off by the Communist Government to gather heroic folk songs from the farmer. “Farewell My Concubine” (1993), recounts the story of two male Chinese opera stars who fall in love with the same woman. The film has China’s history from the early Republic to the recent decades. One of the most popular Peking opera is “Farewell My Concubine,” which is about Xiang Yu’s farewell to his favorite concubine before he committed suicide. “Temptress Moon” (1996), draws parallels between the China of the 1920s and the China of today. “The Emperor and the Assassin” (1999) Chen Kaige the actor, playing Lu Buwei Chen Kaige the director Chen Kaige Ying Zheng (Li Xuejian)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ASIAN 361 taught by Professor Shuen-fulin during the Fall '09 term at University of Michigan.

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