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Ron,

A good reference on the early martial arts film -- especially the female
warrior cycle, taking it back to the late '20s, is:

Zhang Zhen, "Bodies in the Air: The Magic of Science and the Fate of the
Early Martial Arts Film in China," Post Script 20:2/3 (Winter/ Spring &
Summer 2001): 43-60.

Another good if more general intro is:

Sheldon Hsiao-peng Lu, "Historical Introduction: Chinese Cinemas (1896-1996)
and Transnational Film Studies," in Lu (ed.), Transnational Chinese Cinemas:
Identity, Nationhood, Gender. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997:
1-31.

With best wishes,

Fran
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La Trobe University
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> Does anyone have any knowledge of accessible reference material on the
> history of Chinese film making? I'm particularly interested in the
> development of the kung fu and horror genres, but I'd also like to know
> the beginnings of Chinese film making, or at least Hong Kong film making.
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