Asian Cinema: A Field Guide

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Asian Cinema: A Field Guide (2007) by Tom Vick is a book about the history of cinema in various regions throughout Asia. This is a list of films mentioned in the book.

Part One: The Old Guard
China: Tradition and Resistance (#1-76)
Japan: Cinema of Extremes (77-266)
India: All That and then Some (267-355)

Part Two: Postwar Booms
Hong Kong: The Fine Art of Popular Cinema (356-459)
Korea: Rising from the Ashes of History (460-573)

Part Three: Recent Arrivals
Iran: A Continuing Conversation (574-632)
Taiwan: The Little Island that Could (633-675)

Part Four: New Players
South and Southeast Asia: Coming Into Focus
Bangladesh (676 & 677), Bhutan (678 & 679), Cambodia (680-682), Indonesia (683-689), Malaysia and Singapore (690-704), Nepal (705 & 706), Pakistan (707), The Philippines (708-732), Sri Lanka (733-737), Thailand (738-766), Tibet (767-772), Vietnam (773-784)
Central Asia and the Middle East: Global Intersections
The Former Soviet Republics, Afghanistan, and Mongolia (785-800), The Middle East (801–832), Turkey (833-843)

Part Five: Where to Go from Here
(List of websites and books)

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    Dalu

    1935 — a.k.a. The Highway, in 3 top lists Check
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    Chun can

    1933, in 2 top lists Check
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    Kuang liu

    1933 — a.k.a. Torrent, in 1 top list Check
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    Malu tianshi

    1937 — a.k.a. Street Angel, in 6 top lists Check
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    Ruan Lingyu

    1991 — a.k.a. Center Stage, in 9 top lists Check
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    Yi jiang chun shui xiang dong liu

    1947 — a.k.a. Tears of the Yang-Tse, in 5 top lists Check
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    Xiao cheng zhi chun

    1948 — a.k.a. Spring in a Small Town, in 9 top lists Check
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    Nu lan wu hao

    1957 — a.k.a. Woman Basketball Player No. 5, in 1 top list Check
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    Wutai jiemei

    1964 — a.k.a. Two Stage Sisters, in 5 top lists Check
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    Hong se niang zi jun

    1961 — a.k.a. The Red Detachment of Women, in 1 top list Check
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    Yi ge he ba ge

    1983 — a.k.a. One and Eight, in 1 top list Check
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    Huang tu di

    1985 — a.k.a. Yellow Earth, in 9 top lists Check
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    Hong gao liang

    1988 — a.k.a. Red Sorghum, in 10 top lists Check
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    Ba wang bie ji

    1993 — a.k.a. Farewell My Concubine, in 15 top lists Check
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    Ju Dou

    1990, in 6 top lists Check
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    Da yue bing

    1986 — a.k.a. The Big Parade, in 1 top list Check
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    Hai zi wang

    1987 — a.k.a. King of the Children, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bian zou bian chang

    1991 — a.k.a. Life on a String, in 2 top lists Check
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    Feng yue

    1996 — a.k.a. Temptress Moon, in 1 top list Check
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    Jing Ke ci Qin Wang

    1998, in 1 top list Check
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    He ni zai yi qi

    2002 — a.k.a. Together with You, in 1 top list Check
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    Da hong deng long gao gao gua

    1991 — a.k.a. Raise the Red Lantern, in 18 top lists Check
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    Qiu Ju da guan si

    1992 — a.k.a. The Story of Qiu Ju, in 9 top lists Check
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    Huo zhe

    1994 — a.k.a. To Live, in 4 top lists Check
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    Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao

    1995 — a.k.a. Shanghai Triad, in 1 top list Check
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    You hua hao hao shuo

    1997 — a.k.a. Keep Cool, in 1 top list Check
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    Yi ge dou bu neng shao

    1999 — a.k.a. Not One Less, in 4 top lists Check
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    Wo de fu qin mu qin

    1999 — a.k.a. The Road Home, in 2 top lists Check
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    Xing fu shi guang

    2000 — a.k.a. Happy Times, in 1 top list Check
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    Ying xiong

    2002 — a.k.a. Hero, in 6 top lists Check
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    Shi mian mai fu

    2004 — a.k.a. House of Flying Daggers, in 5 top lists Check
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    Qian li zou dan qi

    2005 — a.k.a. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, in 1 top list Check
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    Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

    2006 — a.k.a. Curse of the Golden Flower, in 2 top lists Check
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    Lie chang zha sha

    1984 — a.k.a. On the Hunting Ground, in 1 top list Check
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    Dao ma zei

    1986 — a.k.a. The Horse Thief, in 7 top lists Check
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    Lan feng zheng

    1993 — a.k.a. The Blue Kite, in 8 top lists Check
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    Xiao cheng zhi chun

    2002 — a.k.a. Springtime in a Small Town, in 3 top lists Check
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    Cha ma gu dao xi lie

    2004 — a.k.a. Tea-Horse Road Series: Delamu, in 2 top lists Check
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    Wu Qingyuan

    2006 — a.k.a. The Go Master, in 1 top list Check
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    Beijing za zhong

    1993 — a.k.a. Beijing Bastards, in 1 top list Check
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    Guang Chang

    1994 — a.k.a. The Square, in 1 top list Check
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    Erzi

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Dong gong xi gong

    1996 — a.k.a. Behind the Forbidden City, in 1 top list Check
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    Guo nian hui jia

    1999 — a.k.a. Seventeen Years, in 1 top list Check
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    Wo ai ni

    2002 — a.k.a. I Love You, in 1 top list Check
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    Lü cha

    2003 — a.k.a. Green Tea, in 1 top list Check
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    Dongchun de rizi

    1993 — a.k.a. The Days, in 1 top list Check
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    Jidu hanleng

    1996 — a.k.a. Frozen, in 1 top list Check
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    Biandan, guniang

    1998 — a.k.a. Ruan's Song, in 1 top list Check
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    Suzhou he

    2000 — a.k.a. Suzhou River, in 3 top lists Check