In just a few weeks, the Asia Society in NYC will begin an excellent film series. Entitled “Goddess: Chinese Women on Screen,” it will include major 1930s films by Ruan Lingyu as well as later films by directors Xie Jin, Zhang Yimou, Wong Kar Wai, and Stanley Kwan (Stage Sisters), among others. For full info, see the link above.

Image: Ruan Lingyu in The Goddess 神女, 1934, dir. Wu Yonggang.

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