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A City of Sadness Paperback – January 22, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0851709307 ISBN-10: 0851709303

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Product Details

  • Series: Bfi Modern Classics
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: British Film Institute (January 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851709303
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851709307
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,068,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bérénice Reynaud is the author of Nouvelles Chines, nouveaux cinémas (1999) and has written extensively on Chinese cinema. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carno Polo on November 24, 2011
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This is a moving love story that serves as a conduit to illustrate the period right after WW II in Taiwan, when the Japanese colonial administration was replaced by the ruthless and corrupt rule of Chen Yi, a mainland administrator for Chiang Kai-shek. The infamous episodes of 2/28/47 are the background against which the story is set.

Taiwan later became an extraordinary success story and today it is a thriving democracy, but the end of Japanese colonial rule did not start under the best auspices...
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