Zhang Zhen (NYU) does great work on early Chinese cinema. Find out her dissertation if you could (not sure about its accessibility.)

"An amorous history of the silver screen" : film culture, urban modernity, and the vernacular experience in China, 1896-1937 / by Zhen Zhang. Ph. D. dissertation, University of Chicago (1998)

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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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