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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, David Hannay

Producer David Hannay has died. Hannay is probably best known for Dragon Flies / The Man From Hong Kong (1975), The Kung Fu Killers (1974) and Mapantsula (1987).  The Sydney Morning Herald, NZ Edge and IF.com.au have obituaries. Jon Hewitt remembers Hannay at SBS. Brian Trenchard-Smith remembers Hannay on Hannay’s Facebook page. Hannay speaks at the The National Film and Sound Archive of…

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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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Happy Year of the Snake from The Five Deadly Venoms and the Wu Tang Clan!

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.

Genderqueer fun for Pride! Lam Ching-Ying as a Peking Opera artist who specializes in female roles and teaches Yuen Biao to fight in Prodigal Son. Also, no tragedy, just fighting!

Genderqueer fun for Pride! Lam Ching-Ying as a Peking Opera artist who specializes in female roles and teaches Yuen Biao to fight in Prodigal Son. Also, no tragedy, just fighting!

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Cantonese opera actor, Kwan Duk Hing, as a cowboy in the 1930s. Image from the University of California’s Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library. 

Kwan Tak-hing 關德興 is best remembered for playing the Cantonese folk hero Wong Fei-hung 黃飛鴻 in a prolific and long-running series of Hong Kong films during the 1950s and 60s. This photo iss from the early 1930s when he was performing Cantonese Opera in San Francisco Chinatown.

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Cantonese opera actor, Kwan Duk Hing, as a cowboy in the 1930s. Image from the University of California’s Museum of Performance and Design, Performing Arts Library. 

Kwan Tak-hing 關德興 is best remembered for playing the Cantonese folk hero Wong Fei-hung 黃飛鴻 in a prolific and long-running series of Hong Kong films during the 1950s and 60s. This photo iss from the early 1930s when he was performing Cantonese Opera in San Francisco Chinatown.