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"The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City"

“The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City”

Architecture Daily has an excerpt from City of Darkness detailing the development of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City. “By the 1970s, the City had filled out to its maximised form, with buildings of up to 14 storeys in height, and virtually no ground level daylight penetration save at its centre. Its density was estimated to have reached a mere 7 square feet per person. The yamen area had somehow…

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RIP, Run Run ShawFilm and television producer Run Run Shaw has died. Sir Run Run founded Shaw Brotherswith his…View Post

RIP, Run Run Shaw

Film and television producer Run Run Shaw has died. Sir Run Run founded Shaw Brotherswith his…

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At The Gutter: Boxers & Saints: Finding People In History

Comics Editor Carol reads Gene Yang’s Boxers & Saints and thinks about the intersection of history, people and art:

If, like me, you have watched countless kung fu movies, then you’ll recognize this story: a boy goes with his father and elder brother to a local village festival. An ardent fan of Peking Opera, the boy goes off by himself to watch the festival performances. Hearing some commotion, he investigates and sees his father confronting a man who has accused an elderly woman selling steamed buns of cheating him. The boy’s father warns the man to leave, but, instead, the scoundrel strikes the woman. The father defeats the man in three blows and tells him to leave, which he does. The father notices his son and says, “You shouldn’t have seen that.”

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Martial arts star and action choreographer Philip Kwok Chun-Fung’s birthday is Oct. 21. Happy Birthday! Kwok has worked with directors including Chang Cheh, Tsui Hark and John Woo. He also has provided action direction for Brotherhood of the Wolf and the Hong Kong portion of Tomorrow Never Dies.

one of my all time favorite kung fu comedies.

one of my all time favorite kung fu comedies.

Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia as Asia in Swordsman II, the Victor Victoria of wuxia movies. Last genderqueer picture from HK cinema today, I promise.

Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia as Asia in Swordsman II, the Victor Victoria of wuxia movies. Last genderqueer picture from HK cinema today, I promise.

More Pride fun: Brigitte Lin in Peking Opera Blues.

More Pride fun: Brigitte Lin in Peking Opera Blues.