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Chinese women as seen in films

| Sun, June 7 2009 | 11:01 am

PREMIUM What comes to mind when your colleagues talk about Chinese movies? Maybe you think of bamboo or kung fu. In kung fu films, who, aside from the famous Jackie Chan or Chow Yun Fat, plays the heroes? Can you remember the names of any of the female actors? While many studies on female characters in Western films argue that women are obedient and oppressed, Chinese films show them as quite the op...