XIE Jin (Xiè Jìn 谢晋)

Matthew JOHNSON

One of the best-known Chinese film directors of the twentieth century, Xie Jin blended Confucian morality with melodrama into more than twenty films—from state-sanctioned evaluations of Chinese history or bleak portrayals of the Mao years to wildly popular features.

Xie Jin occupies a complex, vitally important position in the history of Chinese cinema. A director of celebrated talents, his Stage Sisters (1964) and Hibiscus Town (1986) have gained reputations as examples of….

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