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Taiwan’s King of Comedy: Interview with Kevin Chu

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Title: Taiwan’s King of Comedy: Interview with Kevin Chu
Authors: Wang, George Chun Han
Keywords: Taiwan Cinema
Comedy
Chinese Cinema
History
Kevin Chu
show 5 moreChu Yen-ping
Zhu Yanping
Hsu Pu-liao
The Clown
Taiwanese Dialect Films

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LC Subject Headings: Motion Pictures--Taiwan.
Issue Date: Apr 2011
Publisher: Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche
Citation: Wang, G. C. H. (2011). Taiwan’s King of Comedy: An Interview with Kevin Chu. In Roger Garcia (Ed.) Asia Laughs! A Survey of Asian Comedy Films (pp. 173-179). Udine: Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche.
Abstract: This excerpt from a November 2010 interview with Taiwanese filmmaker Kevin Chu (Chu Yen-ping/Zhu Yanping) features first-person point of view from one of the most prolific commercial feature film directors of Taiwan. Chu’s repertoire consists of more than one hundred mainstream titles, the majority of them comedies. Since his directorial debut "The Clown" (Xiao Cho), a 1980 sleeper hit that launched the superstardom of legendary comedian Hsu Pu-liao (Xu Buliao, 1951-1985), Chu has continuously dominated Taiwan’s box-office for more than three decades. Celebrated as Taiwan’s king of comedy, Chu’s entertaining pictures have been embraced by the mass Chinese-language audiences in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and in mainland China.
Pages/Duration: 7 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29748
ISBN: 978-88-89887-10-3
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections:Center for Chinese Studies Faculty & Researcher Works
Wang, George Chun Han



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