The following is a list of books and websites on Chinese Cinema which I’ve found useful over the years.


Berry, Chris. Chinese Films in Focus. BFI, 2003.
Berry, Michael. Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers. Columbia University Press, 2005.
Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Harvard University Press, 2000.
Brunette, Peter. Wong Kar-Wai. University of Illinois Press, 2005.
Chu, Yuan, et al. Director Chor Yuen. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2006.
Dannen, Fredric, and Barry Long. Hong Kong Babylon: an Insider’s Guide to the Cinema of the East. Faber and Faber, 1998.
Eleftheriotis, Dimitris, and Gary Needham. Asian Cinemas: a Reader and Guide. Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Fu, Poshek, and David Desser. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Hunt, Leon. Kung Fu Cult Masters. Wallflower, 2003.
Ingham, Michael. Johnnie To Kei-Fung’s PTU. Hong Kong University Press, 2009.
Lam, Perry. Once a Hero: the Vanishing Hong Kong Cinema. Muse Books, 2011.
Lo, Francisco. The Essence of Entertainment: Cinema City’s Glory Days = Yu Le Ben Se: Xin Yi Cheng Fen Dou Sui Yue. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2016.
Morton, Lisa. Cinema of Tsui Hark. Mcfarland, 2009.
Pak, Tong Cheuk. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema: 1978–2000. Intellect, 2008.
See-Kam, Tan, et al. Chinese Connections Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity and Diaspora. Temple University Press, 2009.
Stokes, Lisa Odham., and Michael Hoover. City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema. Verso, 2001.
Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema: the Extra Dimensions. BFI, 1997.
Teo, Stephen. Director in Action: Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film. Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
Teo, Stephen. Chinese Martial Arts Cinema: the Wuxia Tradition. Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Wong, Ain-ling. Li Han-Hsiang, Storyteller. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2007.
Wong, Ain-ling. The Shaw Screen: a Preliminary Study. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2003.
Yang, Jeff, and Art Black. Once upon a Time in China: a Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema. Atria Books, 2003.
Yau, Ching-Mei Esther. At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Yeh, Yueh-yu, and Darrell Davis. Taiwan Film Directors A Treasure Island. Columbia University Press, 2012.
Zhang, Che, and Agnes Lam. Chang Cheh: a Memoir. Hong Kong Film Archive, 2004.


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China Film Insider
East Screen West Screen
Eastern Kicks
Hong Kong Cinemagic
Hong Kong Film Net
The Hong Kong Movie Database
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