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    A Question That Is Not a Question
    (Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche, 2013-04) Hu, King
    King Hu lays out the "prerequisites" for aspiring Lao She experts and explains what inspired him to research and write a book about Lao She. Lao She is a distinguished Chinese novelist and dramatist, one of the most significant figures of 20th century Chinese literature.
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    Understanding the Fundamentals of Cinematic Images
    (Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche, 2013-04) Hu, King
    Translated from Chinese to English for the book "King Hu in His Own Words." Excerpted from King Hu's lecture originally delivered at Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on March 6, 1970. King Hu explained the fundamentals of cinematic imaging: how cameras perceive images differently than human eyes, and how various focal-lenths of lenses can be utilized to enhance motion, etc.
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    Reading King Hu: A Note on His Literary Style
    (Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche, 2013-04) Wang, George Chun Han
    This article introduces King Hu's literary styles to the English-reading public unfamiliar with his writings in Chinese. Aside from being a celebrated filmmaker, King Hu was also known to be a productive writer-essayist in his time. From his early days at Shaw Brothers, to the final “quiet” years in Southern California, he wrote more than one hundred short articles, authored a book on Lao She, and began writing a memoir that remains unfinished. For the first time in English, "King Hu in His Own Words" collects and translates a selection of King Hu's writings, presents the major director's reflections on filmmaking, the vicissitudes of life, Chinese history, philosophy and religion.
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    A Touch of Zen (Review)
    (Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche, 2013-04) Wang, George Chun Han
    Review of "A Touch of Zen," and short biography of director King Hu (Hu Jinquan). Considered by many as the defining work of King Hu's career, the meticulously designed, beautifully photographed and rhythmically edited "A Touch of Zen" is a ground-breaking martial arts epic and the first Chinese-language wuxia film awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
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    Raining in the Mountain (Review)
    (Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche, 2013-04) Wang, George Chun Han
    Review of "Raining in the Mountain," and short biography of director King Hu (Hu Jinquan), who delivered an engaging spiritual journey through this 1979 film, and reflects profoundly on Buddhist philosophy about morals, renunciation, karmic retribution and enlightenment.