Following the 2010-11 Season, the Guild was pleased to present a bonus mini-season of Chinese Cinema from the first 15 or so years of Communist Rule, 1950-65.
These screenings were preceded by introductions by Dr Julian Ward, from the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh, who also led post-screening discussions.
Dr Ward is the co-editor of The Chinese Cinema Book, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The launch of the book saw a one-day Studies in Chinese Cinema event on Saturday 2 July 2011, which EFG members were welcome to attend.
The White Haired Girl
Wang Bin and Shui Hua | China | 1950
The film is available to watch and download online from The Internet Archive, at http://www.archive.org/details/the_white_haired_girl
New Year Sacrifice
Sang Hu | China | 1956
Before the New Director Arrives
Lü Ban | China | 1956
Hero in the Bandits’ Den
Yan Jizhou and Hao Guang | China | 1958
Lin Family Shop
Shui Hua | China | 1959
An essay on the film, by Chinese film scholar Stephen Teo, can be found at http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2003/cteq/lin_family_shop/
Land Mine Warfare
Tang Yingqi, Xu Da and Wu Jianhai | China | 1962
Xie Jin | China | 1965
A 1988 article on the film by critic Gina Marchetti can be found at http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC34folder/2stageSisters.html